So here is a quick story. My friend Kathryn and I really like to do Sundance (with the exception of last year). It seems that every year we seem to be making fun of a movie solely based on the title or subject matter. There is just one movie that is so riddled with MOST depressing underdog plot line, wild title, etc. Without fail this film will go on to get standing ovations, accolades, awards, and what have you. Now mind you we start joking about these films early on, that is to say around day one of the festival we are already saying we just can't see it but that it will sweep through the festival like a tornado leaving other films in its debris.
A few examples of our mockery:
Real Women Have Curves
Hustle & Flow
Well last year it was Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire. Oh boy, we thought the title was kind of a joke and the subject matter horrifying. Well, in case you lived in a cave in February it was up for a billion Oscars including Best Picture. Well, I watched it and yes, it is so sad and horrifying. It is also really well made and so well acted. Prepare yourselves though! I mean there are some things said and situations conjured that will knock your socks off. But wow, I really liked it. Mariah Carey is shockingly good.... yes that is a sentence you just read. Also, I feel like Paula Patton who plays Precious' teacher Ms. Rain was so overlooked when all the hubbub started. She should have been nominated. I also really like both of these posters. P.S. I have yet to see the other three films on the mocked list. Should I?