Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Movie Review: Mystic River

Favorite Husband and I rented Mystic River, and it sucked. We'd also rented 13 Going On 30, and we wished we'd watched that again instead of wasting our time on Mystic River.

You'd think that with an all-star cast and all, it would at least have good acting, but no. Also the soundtrack sounded like it had been performed on a single synthesizer, and the screenplay was written with about a high schooler's understanding of philosophy. The characters weren't even two-dimensional; they had a fractal dimension of about 1.5, making them more like crooked lines. And following a recent trend in Hollywood movies, the ending included an "insight" that could only be considered profound by a high school sophomore-- or a high school dropout who's spent the last 20 years in insular Hollywood circles.

Save your money for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban instead.