Monday, June 23, 2014
Film #6: You've Got Mail (1998)
Plot - I like to call this movie The Secret of Seattle: The Mystery of the Internet. The main characters are wholly unlikable, being in long-term relationships with people that they use and abuse all while flirting with random strangers on the internet. Overall, it feels like a crappy romantic comedy from the '60s updated to seem topical, which isn't always a bad thing.
Form - It's classical Hollywood cinema baby. Booooring.
F/X - The intro has some techno-babble CGI that I absolutely adore, framing the entire world as a cyberspace playground. Some real Matrix shit.
Acting - Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks are plastic as hell.
Mise en scene - A bunch of yuppie shit.
Quotables - Dave Chapelle is featured in the film, but he doesn't say anything funny. Neither does anyone else.
Cool stuff - No.