I had wanted to see this movie since before it came out. However, no one would watch it with me. They had either read the description and thought it sounded depressing, heard it was depressing from people who’d seen it, or watched it and told me it was the most depressing thing ever.
Not to be purposely contrary, but that kind of made me want to watch it even more.
It was boring, I’ll tell you that much. It was also a good substitution in case you want to watch porn but are ashamed to admit it to yourself or your computer has a virus or you want to pretend to your girlfriend that you don’t like porn. But depressing?
When I hear “the most depressing thing ever,” I’m expecting to be miserable. There’s a certain level of heartbreak required. I’m guessing I will want to either kill myself or cry. I’m assuming that it will feel so real I can’t ever bear to watch it again.
Instead, it was just a drawn-out, bum-you-out story about a couple whose marriage fell apart. I’ve watched much sadder love stories (Once, anyone?), and I’ve witnessed much more torturous relationship situations in real life, with half the passion. It just didn’t seem that depressing to me.
But then, I also watched Bridesmaids for the second time yesterday, and I almost cried 3 times during it. So–I’m not certain I’m the best person to be getting your movie reviews from.