Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Kristen Bell transforms from an ugly duckling to a beautiful and successful executive at a PR firm. And all is great until she finds out her brother is getting married to the girl who ruined her life in high school. Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, and Betty White co-star as earlier generations who still have high school issues.
Seriously, how many of these high-school-geeks-grown-up-but-still-emotionally-scarred comedies do we have to endure? It was four years. Get over it. And I love K-Bell more than anyone, but she's clearly on that Jennifer Aniston-formulaic-rom-com spiral downward. 'When in Rome' wasn't bad, but she hasn't really hit the mark since 2008's 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall'. I really think she needs to get back to her roots and do something less predictable and more edgy. 'Burlesque' was a respectable attempt but not a complete success.
I'm clearly not the target audience for this film, but I am trying to look at it from an unbiased perspective. And even still, it just wasn't that much fun.