So I refuse to believe in hype – whether praising or denouncing, there’s always a part of me that wants to buck the trend, to watch or read or listen to it for myself so that I can make my own judgements. This one… sigh.
It’s a Cameron Crowe film. I mean, Cameron Crowe of Jerry Maguire fame, and who also did Almost Famous… he’s not just some lightweight writer-director dude. But.
I couldn’t. I just couldn’t. I stopped it halfway through. Maybe not even halfway. It just… sigh. Even getting past the fact that Emma Stone (whitest girl alive) has the surname “Ng”… I mean seriously, if you took an Asian part, so be it, but freaking change the name for goodness sakes…. But her character is so annoying, and Bradley Cooper’s character is so ugh and just I couldn’t. I’m sorry. Maybe if I had been able to finish it, it would have gotten better. Maybe. But no. Life is too short and the Netflix library is too large to put up with this kind of crap…. I sure as hell hope no one got any residuals or money from my accidentally watching 45 minutes of this shit.