You know with the year 2000 and everything maybe my new year’s resolution should be to cut down on sex with young women. now don’t get me wrong 18 is my cut off point, I’m not going down again and that’s a fact, jack. But still this may be too young for ol’ Vern and let me explain why.
A lot of gals 18-21, although they are not all teenagers or in high school they still like movies about high school. that time period is still important to them so they enjoy to watch the movies. At first it is just a joke and they watch it with the whole irony type thing and everything but in the end they go “That was actually pretty good.”
Well the problem I have with this is they bring the video over to my house and I have to watch it and that is how I saw 10 Things I hate About You. The gal I believe her name was Katie or Kelly or something along those lines, she says this is based on a william shakespear play. It retells an old story in a contemporary high school type setting and in this respect, according to kassie, it is trying to recapture the formula of the movie Clueless.
Well I don’t know about all that but the story sure seems familiar to me. It is about a guy who gets paid to go on a date with a cute young gal, but then he really falls in love with her, but he doesn’t tell her he got paid, but then she finds out, but then he has to go explain to her so she knows he really loves her. Now maybe I’m imagining it but i swear there is one other movie with this plot. Although if I remember right the guy in the other movie had a bet to date the girl, he didn’t get paid up front, so maybe this is a new twist.
Anyway maybe if your a teenage girl thats one thing but for an old ex-con like myself this ones not too great. The stuff the characters say isn’t usually as funny as they think it is in my opinion. And come on man how many times has a dude serenaded a girl in public to get her to stop being mad at him and it actually worked? I know a lot of guys tried that whole Top Gun thing but lets be honest its the last resort of a scoundrel and you have to be drunk off your ass and she just gets more pissed anyway cause its embarassing as hell.
A lot of this movie doesn’t really make sense anyway. Like how many fathers in the year 2000 really don’t let their daughter go to the prom. And who would really pay another dude hundreds of dollars to go on a date with some gal. And why wouldn’t he just take the money and split it with the gal if he likes her so much. And if the dad doesn’t let them date at all, don’t you think they’d be sneaking out with bikers and criminals every night? I mean, that’s what I think would happen, you know theoretically.
Carrie liked the movie and I read some reviews that said it was “smart”, but I thought it was pretty bad. I’m sure there are better high schooler movies maybe the original shakespeare one is better.
VERN has been reviewing movies since 1999 and is the author of the books SEAGALOGY: A STUDY OF THE ASS-KICKING FILMS OF STEVEN SEAGAL, YIPPEE KI-YAY MOVIEGOER!: WRITINGS ON BRUCE WILLIS, BADASS CINEMA AND OTHER IMPORTANT TOPICS and NIKETOWN: A NOVEL. His horror-action novel WORM ON A HOOK will arrive later this year.