Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Crazy Hair, Bad Movie

         There are some movies that are simply offensive to paying moviegoers.  You know, the kind of movies with big stars and trite, overused stories that barely try to entertain.  Sometimes, I am all for a cheesy movie if it has a little whim or charm.  However, Katherine Heigl's films, like her ever evolving hair, have veered into offensive territory.  New Year Eve and One for the Money just can't be unseen, no matter how hard we try.  Now, we may just have to avoid The Big Wedding, a movie with a supporting cast of big stars like Diane Keaton (and her always covered up neck.  But seriously, why is she always wearing scarfs and jewels.  Will her head fall off if her neck is not covered?) and Robert De Niro.   Katherine Heigl may not be the main character in The Big Wedding, but she certainly looks like a part of the boring drivel, or at least her hair does.  With a very thin premise of a wedding where a divorced couple (De Niro and Keaton) must for some reason pretend to still be married for their son's sake, the movie looks about as annoying as an over the top wedding.  I truly enjoyed the charms of 27 Dresses and Life as We Know it, but lately, Heigl seems more like a warning sign for a bad movie.  Don't get me wrong, she is beautiful and talented, but enough bad movies is enough in a bad economy.  I don't know about you, but I will probably be checking the can't attend on The Big Wedding's October invite, and I don't think I'll send a gift either.

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