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    Posted: December 16 2007 at 6:03am

2007'S OBLIGATORY HOLIDAY CHICK FLICK, P.S. I LOVE YOU WAS ALSO the SURPRISE RAZZIE® CHRISTMAS TURKEY of LAST YEAR.

WITH CO-STARS WHO HAVE LESS CHEMISTRY THAN OIL and WATER, a HOKEY PLOT HOOK of a DEARLY DEPARTED SENDING LOVE LETTERS from BEYOND the GRAVE, and REVIEWS THAT ARE RAVING (ABOUT HOW AWFUL IT IS!) THIS ONE (ALONG with THE REAPING) SHOULD HAVE EARNED HILLARY SWANK a PLACE AMONG 2007's WORST ACTRESS CONTENDERS...

LOVE IT (OR LOATHE IT) FEEL FREE to POST YOUR THOUGHTS BELOW... 

Swank: "This is your idea of a romantic letter??  It sez "Tonight, we screw in Hell!'..."

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Oh, no, you didn't!
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Oh, yes he did!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mrs. Magnatech Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 16 2007 at 5:42pm
This looks terrible! Poor Hillary Swank - she's a two-time Oscar winner, and yet most of her recent movies are embarrassing turkeys!  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tomsmobr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 17 2007 at 3:45am

There's another Hillary Swank movie we can add to P.S. I Love and The Reaping: Freedom Writers...

Response from Head RAZZberry: Although I myself did not see FREEDOM WRITERS (nor did much of anybody else) I did hear from those who saw it that it was essentially a "good" movie. Also, when I checked its R.T. Rating, it was listed as 69% Positive and thus "fresh" (LINK). So, while THE REAPING (LINK) and P.S. I LOVE YOU (whose R.T. Rating is see-sawing as I write this - LINK) appear to be logical titles to list for Swank on this year's RAZZIE® Nominating Ballot, FREEDOM WRITERS does not... 

 

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Well, people actually like Freedom Writers. It's still on top of my top 10 movies of 2007. If you don't like that movie, you don't have a heart.
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Then I guess I don't have a heart.
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I'll toss in my quick two cents on Freedom Writers. Certainly not Razzie material, but nowhere close to being one of the year's top ten movies either, in a decidedly dreary year. It had a decent story, but they gave us a very sanitized, Reader's Digest version of it, so it was entirely unmemorable. I'd recommend reading the book,  rather than seeing the film. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Berrynoia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 17 2007 at 5:26pm

Does anybody make any good Christmas movies anymore?  It seems like any Christmas movie to come out winds up as a Worst or Bonus Worst of the Weak (although National Treasure: Book of Secrets could be the bonus this time!)...

 

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Originally posted by Berrynoia

Does anybody make any good Christmas movies anymore? 

 

No. Okay, admittedly there is a lot wrong with what Christmas has become; crass commericalism, phony sentiment and all sorts of displays of extravagance. So Hollywood thinks they can strike some sort of chord by making movies that expose the rotten underbelly of the holiday season.

The sad part is, they think they are being clever by telling us what most of us already knew a long time ago. Worse still, they miss the simple fact that for all its challenges and excesses, most of us still enjoy the best parts of the holiday season...family, the spirt of love and possibility...all the things that make us feel good about being human. In short, if Hollywood wants to make icky, cynical holiday trash like Bad Santa et al:

1. More power to 'em

2. Screw 'em

I'll pop It's A Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story (or any of a dozen other wonderful classics) into my DVD player, and to heck with all the modern trash! 

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Let's not forget The Perfect Holiday as one horrible Christmas movie of 2007
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Again, I think it's a case of reading a successful picture the wrong way (as always).  They obviously skimmed over Christmas Vacation when it came out and decided, "Good, holiday misery, this'll keep us in business for 20 years."  Not caring to notice there was no meanness in any of Clark Griswold's mishaps, or that Clark always means well (at least whenever they can get John Hughes to write for him; in other hands, unfortunately he is just another Dad who doesn't get it) and only loses it when circumstances overwhelm him.  But of course, they all feel they need an obvious conflict for films that are "obviously" going to be seen by lots of people, so it thus becomes prerequisite for characters to snap at each other and otherwise aggravate weaknesses in others whenever they can.  Forgetting how true what was mentioned above is, for to them the holiday are much like that infamous IBC Scrooge promo:   

"Acid rain.  Drug addiction.  International terrorism.  Freeway killers.  Now more than ever it is important to remember the true meaning of Christmas.  Don't miss Charles Dickens's immortal classic Scrooge.  Your life might just depend on it." 

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Originally posted by Berrynoia

Does anybody make any good Christmas movies anymore? 
No. Okay, admittedly there is a lot wrong with what Christmas has become; crass commericalism, phony sentiment and all sorts of displays of extravagance. So Hollywood thinks they can strike some sort of chord by making movies that expose the rotten underbelly of the holiday season.

The sad part is, they think they are being clever by telling us what most of us already knew a long time ago. Worse still, they miss the simple fact that for all its challenges and excesses, most of us still enjoy the best parts of the holiday season...family, the spirt of love and possibility...all the things that make us feel good about being human. In short, if Hollywood wants to make icky, cynical holiday trash like Bad Santa et al:

1. More power to 'em

2. Screw 'em

I'll pop It's A Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story (or any of a dozen other wonderful classics) into my DVD player, and to heck with all the modern trash! 

 

 

 

 

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Swank's gonna be nominated for this and The Reaping for sure...
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Yep this one one was lucky to dodge any Razzies noms, it was horrible!
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This is my favorite romantic drama...and I'm a guy!
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Originally posted by Vits

This is my favorite romantic drama...and I'm a guy!

Well, it does feature Hillary Swank in her bra during the first 5 minutes and then her singing in a knotted shirt later on, so the movie has SOME redeeming qualities.
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