This weekend has been a complete wash out 'round these parts. I think the weather dude was calling for four inches of rain in my town. If that was snow, it would be over three feet. Numerous roads have been deemed impassable due to flooding so I decided I was going to spend the day on my couch. Doing couchy things. Like watching movies.
I sort of felt like I lived here this weekend.
I got up nice and early and got myself all situated and comfy under my blankie and the power when out. What. The. Fuck? A rainy Sunday with no power sounds like some medieval style of torture. So I fell asleep. I woke up a couple hours later when the lights came on and the TV started whirring back to life. *wipes brow* That was close.
It's also the first Sunday in a long time that Mr. LKW has worked and left me with complete control of the remote. Helloooooo Movies On Demand, Bel Ami and *rawr* Robert Pattinson. I'll admit, when I saw what Time Warner Cable was charging for the movie, I nearly scrapped my plans. But the desire to see RPattz's ass crack won out.
Aaaaaaand there's $9.99 and 1 hour and 42 minutes I'll never get back. I almost wish the power had never come back on.
I'll keep my review short and spoiler free. I didn't like this movie. Frankly, if Rob wasn't in it, I would never have watched it. I thought the premise sounded boring... and unfortunately, Robert Pattinson couldn't help it. The movie was hard to follow and choppy.
I could've done with just this and no story line.
Riddle me this -- the author is French, the title is French, it was originally written in French... so why is the movie entirely in English? I mean fuck, Rob speaking French... ooh la la. I don't know why but this annoyed me; I hate subtitles but I think I would've preferred them.
I did love RPattz in period clothing. He wears it so well. And I also enjoyed him in a movie where he didn't speak in an unfamiliar accent. Although I didn't think he looked that good. I'm sure he was meant to look like he did some hard living, but I couldn't get past the constant sheen of sweat and the dark circles under his eyes. I like the Pretty to look, well, pretty.
Not so bad here... I like your hat, Rob. You can leave that on.
The ass-crack scene was a major disappointment. Couldn't they have just lingered a few
I really could ramble on and on about everything that bothered me in Bel Ami but I'll spare you the gory details. I did say this was a spoiler free post, right? I'm interested in your thoughts. Am I the only one that didn't like this film? Tell us what you thought. (Try and keep your comments spoiler free too, 'k?)