I know you loved Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "The Out Of Touch President" because I loved it.
Last Monday, I wrote "Julia's not so pretty move." And Tiffany thought it was completely wrong. She wrote me today. I wish she'd written last week.
She went to see the movie Saturday and hated it.
Now she's writing to say that "you and Ava and C.I. were right." And that's fine but it would have been okay if she'd seen the film, loved it and continued to disagree.
So she saw the movie and she wants to add one bit to the critique from last week: Oprah.
Oprah sold that movie hard and Tiffany only grew interested in it because of Oprah. But, Tiffany points out, even with the Big O on board, the film's not a hit (or even good, according to Tiffany).
I'm sorry it's such a bad movie. I understand it's xenophobic or flirting with it. That's too bad. But it would've bombed regardless. And it has. Tiffany's e-mail notes that the film had a 45% drop-off at the box office between two weekends ago and last week.
Which mean it probably won't make a great deal of money and that's in line with Ava and C.I.'s prediction.
I didn't ask their thoughts on The Switch. But I did see it this weekend.
Save your money. It's not even DVD worthy.
Jennifer Aniston, Juliette Lewis and Jeff Goldblum are good in it.
But Jennifer stars with Jason Bateman and that's the problem. How many people are going to be stupid enough to cast him as a leading man?
He doesn't have the weight of a leading man. Onscreen, he always seems like onion paper, like there's nothing really there.
And Jennifer needs an actor like Vince Vaughn or Gerard Butler when she's onscreen to play opposite.
Bateman would have been fine as her brother. But it's just not going to work as the --
I'm trying not to spoil the movie.
I'll tell you the opening. She wants to be pregnant. She's got the perfect guy to get sperm from. In the bathroom, Bateman accidentally destroys the sample and replaces it with his own but doesn't tell her (and he's drunk so he doesn't remember it the next day).
I like Aniston. I think she's a strong actress who's given some really solid performances in everything from She's The One, The Good Girl, The Breakup, Marley & Me and Object Of My Affection. I even love her in the movie with Gerard Butler. (I actually love that whole movie and think he's been the best co-star she's had so far.)
And I really wanted to like the movie. But it was like watching Friends to see Ross and Rachel but getting Rachel and Gunther instead.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"