The Wedding Crashers

Oh Wedding Crashers how you tease me with the possibility of being Old School only to choke up at the very end and make a mediocre landing.

It’s taken me since August 15th (yet somehow this movie is still in the theaters in my area) to work some kind of review out about this movie. It’s not that it was so horrible I couldn’t think of anything to say. In fact the words just seem to flow when I’m being negative about something… funny how that works. It was hard because I wasn’t sure what to think of the movie once it ended.

The writers or producers or director or someone thought the movie needed the true romantic comedy ending and this is one of the main flaws of this movie. It was like we had the writers for Old School for the start and by the end we had the ones from Sleepless in Seattle. Okay, maybe not that bad, but it’s almost that bad.

The movie was hilarious for just over half of it. When I say hilarious I mean I was laughing hard enough to start to tear up, and all of a sudden they hit everyone with sappy romantic ending…

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How I Met Your Mother

Finally a sitcom about twenty-somethings and the hilarious lives they lead! Okay I know we’ve had a few of these like Friends, and How I Met Your Mother is in fact another Friends type show. The show follows a group of, well, friends, consisting of a likable main character, the weird or eccentric friend, the annoying friend, and the dumb and funny friend. The premise is slightly different this time. Ted, the main character, is telling his kids the story of how he met his wife.

I liked Friends until the last few seasons, and those pretty much turned me off to all of the episodes at once. TV shows seem to get worse as time goes on to the point where I end up not wanting anything to do with them. Examples would be X-Files, Friends, Simpsons, Frasier, and Reno 911. There are many others I dislike, but these are unique in that I watched them initially and liked them until a certain point and then it became hate.

Perhaps hate is too strong a word, but the feeling really seems to build and when you start to dislike the show all the things you disliked about it from the previous seasons seems to rush in spoiling everything at once.

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