You might be saying to yourself, “Gee, this isn’t the type of movie Jordan normally watches.” And you’d be right. The fact of the matter is that despite hearing that Mean Girls is really good and even with my admiration for Robert Altman and Garrison Kellior, I had never seen a Lindsay Lohan movie. In fact, given my inability to be in the same room with a TV that has “Access Hollywood” on, I don’t think I’d ever heard her voice before.
But it wasn’t because of LiLo that I rented this. Astute readers know why. Yes, it was because it stars Chris Pine. And this is the beginning of my Chris Pine film festival. Who the F#$% is Chris Pine? Exactly. Chris Pine has been tapped to play Captain Kirk in the new Star Trek movie and I need to know if he is Enterprise-worthy. Is he?
Well, basing on this film, no. In it, he plays a shlemeil (and not a very funny one) and when his luck turns around he plays a happy wide-eyed kid in the Gary Burghoff mold. Very disappointing.
The movie itself is fine enough fare for 14 year old girls. Lots of costume changes, large NYC apartments, product placement up the ying-yang, and the overall message that happiness and monetary success are absolutely linked hand-in-hand. A real product of the Wal-Mart generation: script is 100% predictable and yet there is a mild satisfaction in going through the motions. Everything is on the up-and-up and it deserves its “Gentleman’s C.”