Thursday, April 26, 2007

Airplane Movies

I am heading to San Francisco next week and decided to see what movies are showing on the flight. The airline is playing “Music and Lyrics” with Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore on my return trip. This seems like a perfect, mindless airplane movie for background noise, where I don’t have to think and don’t have to worry about missing something if I fall asleep. By the way, has Drew Barrymore done anything besides romantic comedies and Charlie’s Angels over the past 5-10 years? It’s hard to argue with her success and bank account, but maybe she could take on a different type of role some day. You too Hugh Grant!

The feature movie on my way to San Francisco is “The Painted Veil” starring Edward Norton and Naomi Watts. I have never heard of the movie, so I looked up the movie description:

"Weary of her mother’s pressure to wed, 25-year-old Kitty abruptly accepts a proposal of marriage from an obviously smitten doctor, Walter Fane. After the wedding, the couple moves from England to Shanghai, where Walter immerses himself in his work as a bacteriologist. Kitty meets the British vice consul in Shanghai and—out of boredom—has an affair. When Walter finds out, he’s furious and demands she accompany him to a far-off village stricken with cholera."

A bacteriologist and cholera in the same movie? How did this movie not make $100 million?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Because all the other movies out at the time were equally lame?

Or because of the stars' sex appeal? (I like Norton, personally :)

But agree, most airplane movies really suck.