The Romantics (2010)
Writer: Galt Niederhoffer (novel & screenplay)
Director: Galt Niederhoffer
Starring: Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel, Anna Paquin, Malin Akerman, Adam Brody, Jeremy Strong, Rebecca Lawrence, Elijah Wood, Candace Bergen, Dianna Agron
a group of asshole friends get together for the marriage of asshole friendsat the asshole brides uber rich parents house. the asshole bride has made the asshole, katie holmes, her yale roomate/friend/nemesis, her maid of honor. the asshole groom is the asshole katie holmes ex-boyfriend of 5 years, and mutual true asshole-y love. seriously. he quotes keats as they (katie holmes and the duh-a-mel) do it under a tree the night before his wedding to sookie.
i don't like katie holmes. i don't like anna paquin. why did i watch this movie? i. don't. know. near the beginning katie holmes in her toast mentions the incestuous relationships between their group of friends. the rest of the movie is spent hammering that fact into your skull. but nothing actually happens in a "twilight" super annoying way. none of the characters in this are lovable or redeemable. they are all spoiled, indecisive, douchey, brats. there is also a mention of "the big chill" which this movie is very reminiscent of. once again, i'm annoyed. the ending was dumb. all these assholes deserve the emotional torture they give one another.
the directing also threw me off. a pivotal point in this nonsense was when it began to rain at the end. the actors were reacting to raindrops, but i, as the viewer could not see them because the film at this particular moment was ultra grainy. there were lots of moments like this. grainy for oooooooooo independent factor.
this whole project reeked of arrogance vibe. it kept shoving all this literary stuff in your face too. uck. it makes my lip curl in repulsion just thinking back to it. it's like this movie was written by a Brett Easton Ellis character. there's my literary reference, bitch!
please don't watch this movie.