10 BAD (& GOOD) MOVIES I HAVE SEEN BUT NEVER DID REVIEW

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I have this kind of unwritten rule for myself to review anything I watch (or probably read). This is for two reasons. It began as a way for me to constantly write, hopefully with the goal of getting better each time I wrote something. The second being, I love knowing and having a little stockpile of content for those weeks when I struggle to write or create more relevant or current content. Today I thought, why not use that for some content and create said list of movies I didn’t review? Because why not.

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Trying to find a number of titles that apply may be a challenge since, again, as I say, I tend to review everything (at some point or another). However we made a plan for today’s content and I shall stick with it. Here we go. Let’s get to searching out our titles.

Note: a couple of these including Can You Keep a Secret? I saw in an edited format (filtering some content). Would you be curious or want any kind of run down or review of the editing services that offer this?


THE MOVIES I DIDN’T REVIEW


CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?

I am not into R-rated movies. Most of the time this is because an R-rating means there’s pretty much nothing the film won’t make a joke about or have some sort of running gag that is just… ick. As an adult, I like better storytelling than this, and most the time, this comes across as lazy. Some of this is true of this adaptation of a Sophie Kinsella novel which, for some reason made me think that I could overlook the rating. In some moments this one has a bit of shine, but most of the time it’s just a film that uses crudity and obscurity instead of good comedy to get its giggles.

The film is rated R for crude/sexual humor (discussions of sex acts, experiences in bed, etc.), 2-3 sex scenes, some of which are a bit more suggestive/descriptive; a nude man (avoids full frontal) and some profanity including multiple uses of the f-word

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FALLING UP

I kept seeing this one pop up on streaming and being pretty sure I’d seen it before, I started to re-watch it. And yep, I’m pretty sure I have seen it. However, the film, in the 30 or 40 minutes I watched is just  not my cup of tea. It’s full of silliness (which I don’t mind and can take to an extent, but there also has to be balance) and some inappropriate sexual implications. I may end up finishing it but I also may not. Just depends on the level of boredom I have. Anyway, the film follows a guy who, on the heels of a loss, must find a way to earn extra money and so he comes a doorman at an elite apartment building.

The film is TV-14 for sexual content (a boy orders escorts) and some language too.

FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY

I started watching this one because it was with IMDb TV or one of those free apps, and didn’t finish it before it disappeared, but it was pretty good. It had some elements of strong family ties though it liked its crude humor and profanity. Still the fact that it was based on an actual family was interesting.

The film is PG-13 for crude/sexual humor, profanity and boxing fighting, if that bothers you.

FOR RICHER OR POORER

This may be the one film on this list that, overall, I did think was pretty dang cute. It has Tim Allen and Kirstie Alley in a 90s comedy about a miserable couple who have to enter a kind of self imposed “WITSEC program” living. Almost like a 90s version of Did You Hear About the Morgans? only with a different reason for their need to go into hiding.

The film is PG-13 for sexual references and humor related to sex, and profanity including the F-word.

HER BEST MOVE

I think I actually did review this… somewhere. Maybe it was before I started this space? I don’t know. That’s been over ten years ago, and I cannot remember. However, if you like Gilmore Girls, Scott Patterson stars in this as a soccer coach who’s daughter shows promise for an elite soccer scholarship. Trouble is, despite all the training, is that really what she wants?

This film is, if memory serves, clean and has a G rating.

THE MEDDLER

This one follows a sort of neurotic grown woman whose mother moves close to her in an effort to rekindle their relationship and help fill her loneliness. It’s not my favorite mother-daughter film but it does have its moments. movies i didn’t review

The film is PG-13 for language and some sexuality

PERSONALLY YOURS

I used to watch this one quite a bit on TV as re-airs. It’s a cute little romantic-comedy about three kids who try to rekindle their divorced parent’s romance. Of course there’s some mishaps and such along the way, but it’s pretty cute. You’ll also see a young Emily Tennant in her debut (who appears in multiple TV rom-coms from UPtv and the like) as well as Britt Irvin who has starred in similar titles plus Chesapeake Shores.

The film is TV-14 for a morning after sex scene and some other minor innuendo.

SCARLETT

Honestly cannot remember if I did review this one YEARS ago on a place I don’t contribute to anymore or not. I know I’ve seen it a couple of times and while its really flawed, the film has its shining moments. It plays as a sequel to Gone with the Wind and has LOTS of Southern drama and some pretty moments too, plus if you liked him as Rochester, you get to see Timothy Dalton play Rhett Butler.

The miniseries is TV-14 / -MA for adult content like sex scenes and a dramatic and/or explicit (depending on your opinion) scene of a woman giving birth and the official rating also says “sexual abuse” which involves the titular character in a relationship that turns abusive and includes a rape.

THE SPECTACULAR NOW

The Spectacular Now, a film featured on our "Movies I Didn't Review" list.

I actually did like moments in this film (and think it’s another one I never quite finished). It’s more of a raw dramedy featuring Shailene Woodley as a good girl who falls for the party boy. The film has good things to say, but has that R-rating which is what kind of drags it down. movies i didn’t review

The film is R for language (including the f-word), substance abuse and some sexual content too (there’s a flashback scene of sex with some nudity) and according to the content stats, there is another scene between two teens that involves sex.

THE VILLAGE

If there’s one thing, other than I haven’t reviewed them, these films have in common it seems to be I haven’t finished them. This is another that falls into that category. I did like it OK, but it wasn’t anything that I really felt a “tug” to really like. Still it’s a pretty popular film though perhaps that has more to do with the filmmaker. At the end of the day, it’s just not my cup of tea. I think the film follows a group of people who cannot enter the forest or they face death.

Ok, your turn! Which of these have you seen? Which would you recommend I finish watching? Did you have any similar feelings about any of these? Which films did you have to stop or just choose to stop watching? Comment all the comments below – let’s chat!

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3 comments

    1. I didn’t ever finish it but it was OK. Probably should at some point and I know there are MANY fans like you who enjoy M. Night Shamylan’s films. :)

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