Date: July 13
Film: I'm Reed Fish [usa, 2007]
Where: Tulsa/at home/streamer
Who with: Sarah J.
Rating: Joshua *1/2; SJ *
This wasn't a very good one. It's a comedy that tries to blend in the quirky goings on of small-town inhabitants and people with pre-wedding jitters as they question whether or not they want to get betrothed. Worry gets ramped up for "Reed Fish" [Jay Baruchel] when his long-time crush moves back home for the summer. She's awesome! He's tormented on what to do--get married or ditch that and go for the woman he's crushed on.
Why in the world am I going on about the plot to I'm Reed Fish? Enough of that. I was only slightly remotely interested in this to see Baruchel [Undeclared, Knocked Up] in a leading role. He's okay and taps into the awkward, gawky, silly character, but the main culprit of this movie's failure is the script [by none other than a guy named Reed Fish!]. It's just way too cute for its own good with dialogue that tries way, way too hard to charm. I guess I prefer to see less effort and work when I'm watching a fluffy movie like this. I'm Reed Fish is so cute-overload that the gears are visible for the entire movie. And what was written wasn't even that good, interesting, romantic or funny. When two people give this 1 and 1 and a 1/2 stars, you know it has some serious, serious issues.