Tuesday, August 05, 2008
"Tell No One" is an exciting thriller out of France. A young couple, very much in love, are spending some time by a small lake when they are attacked and the wife is killed.
Cut to eight years later and the husband begins to receive messages he believes are from his late wife.
Secrets are revealed.
Wednesday night I was in a test audience at Universal Studios for a new comedy starring Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott and Elizabeth Banks called "Role Models." Co-written by Rudd, for the sake of all three careers hopefully this turkey will never see the light of day.
I like all three actors and fear this is the kind of movie that can alienate an audience against a performer, permanently.
The movie is just more offensive than funny. Yes, I laughed at times -- but when did it become OK to have child actors deliver lines saltier than a sailor's bar story?
And what's up with the parents of these children? Are they so desperate to have their little darlings become famous they don't care what's in the script?
Where's the Children's Welfare Department when you need them?