In the spirit of the IMDB Bottom
100, here is the IMDM Bottom 5–the worst movies I’ve ever watched,
beginning to end. One challenge in generating such a list is that the
bottom dwellers are absolutely forgettable (and I’m not especially snappy with
movie recall when it comes to titles, producers, who acted in it, and so on).
I’ve only watched one movie* on the IMDB Bottom 100, so it makes sense to
include it in my list, a list accounting for ten or more hours that sadly will
never be recovered. Starting with the worst of the worst:
1 (tie). Hope Floats
(1998). Divorcee awkwardly re-connects with Texas townies. Other stuff that
floats: bloated fish carcasses, rotting seaweed….
1 (tie). The Holiday (2006).
Main characters swap houses for Christmas break (one looking for love, the other
to avoid it). Character development eliminated in the interest of meeting
a pre-holiday release deadline.
3. Look Who’s Talking (1989).
Babies interacting and observing their worlds with dubbed adult voices. Dialogue
isn’t strange enough to be funny or entertaining in the least.
4. Teen Wolf Too (1987).
Socially awkward teen is also a wolf. I don’t remember seeing this, but
I’m sure I did. *This one also appears on the IMDB list.
5. Big Daddy (1999). Adoption
gimmick designed to renew girlfriend’s interest.
Watching The Holiday this past week inspired this little exercise. I’m sure there are several other craptacular movies that I started but did not finish watching.
Produce your own list, if, like me, you think it a public service to deter
others from making the same mistakes you have.