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Saturday, August 23, 2003

Ninety Minutes I’ll Never Get Back

Well, we had a spur-of-the-moment family movie night. Duncan, Mike and Duncan's friend Ryan went to see The Medallion and I went with Tracey and her friend Derence to see Uptown Girls. Can you guess who got to see the better movie? Can you? I'll give you a hint. It wasn't me.

Where can I start? First, Brittany Murphy really should freakin' eat something. She's too damn skinny. Okay, that has nothing to do with the movie beyond the fact that throughout the movie I kept thinking "Eat something! Eat ANYTHING!" I can only think she must have been hungry because the expression she favored most for her character made her look like someone had smacked her in the head with a two by four. It was probably hunger making her look all loopy.

Dakota Fanning, the kid lead, was probably the best actress in the film. But I can only take so much of those 'yes, I'm the lonely little rich kid who's eight years old going on 40' moments before I start to feel manipulated. If you hadn't guessed by the previews for this flick, Brittany Murphy's character is the poor older rich girl (her famous rock star dad and her mom died when she was eight) who has never had to grow up. Man, how do they think this stuff up? Do ya think it's hard?

I'm not really sure why Uptown Girls was made. It really had a t.v. movie feel about it. It wouldn't have been out of place on the ABC Family Channel or TNT. If you need any more proof that it should have been a t.v. movie, Heather Locklear has a starring role as Dakota Fanning's character's self-obsessed mom. Heather Locklear! Need I say more?

In short, Uptown Girls is a bad movie. Just say no to seeing Uptown Girls. Don't rent it when it comes out on DVD. Don't waste an hour and a half of your life when it comes on t.v. Stay far, far away from it. Trust me on this.

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