Saturday, April 21, 2012

Stupid Movie Saturday

It's Saturday night.
And it's been raining all day, with snow of 2-4" expected Sunday night.
What does that mean?
It means that Saturday night was spent inside watching a stupid movie.
Hence it is now stupid movie Saturday.
Now let's be clear that I waste many summer evenings on stupid movies too, but I didn't think that I could actually classify this time until today.
Especially since I watched a really bad movie today.
So, what movie did I waste my evening watching?
Tuff Turf.
Ever heard of it?

Well it's got James Spader, Robert Downey Jr., and Kim Richards.
Those are the big names.
Of course it was Robert and James before they were big, and Kim at the end of her peak, well until Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
A role which one could hardly consider a career resurgence.
This movie was a a low-budget, pre-Brat Pack picture that is typical of some of the early 80's movies. The loner attracts the negative attention of the local gang leader, as well as seeking out the attention of the gang leader's girlfriend. A big no-no if you want to keep your face looking pretty...James, er...Mr. Loner.
The gang makes his life miserable, but he insists on remaining who he is, and woos the gang leader's girlfriend by showing his perseverance and steadfastness. She does not make his life miserable, and he, of course, shows her what a narrow existence she has.
There's also dancing (seriously), and lots of music. I think the producers and director tried to make this a 1980's version of Fame meets West Side Story featuring "Juliet" in Madonna-style clothing
Never fear, however, it's the love story that is similar to West Side Story/Romeo and Juliet, as neither of the protagonists dies.
What might be one of the more interesting parts of the movie is that Jim Carroll appears in it.
The one true unexpected bright spot.
Well, now we've seen it, and this movie can be taken out of my Instant Queue.
As the movie finished, hubby said, "Well that's two hours of your life you'll never get back."
He's not wrong.
Curse you, Netflix.


charlotte said...

Didn't the cover give you a clue that this wasn't going to be a winner!!! I recommend for the slightly romantic types. The new Woody Allen film midnight in Paris, watched it last night ( we have rain!) and thought it was really good.

charlotte said...

PS I'm passing on the versatile blog award to you. x x x