Things you are ashamed to admit
I know we had a thread like this at one point, but I thought I'd bring it up again to ask if anyone agrees with me about something that I didn't want to admit on the main forum.
I didn't find "Ass Backwards" to be all that funny. I watched it once and wasn't sure if maybe I was in a bad mood or not, but I watched it again last night and I still found it to be kind of a disappointment. I like Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael a lot and I was really looking forward to their movie, maybe a little too much, especially when I saw it compared to "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion", a movie I liked very much. But Casey and June's characters in this movie, while certainly as dumb as Romy & Michelle, never really become as funny or as likeable. And the situations they find themselves in while they're on the way to the talent pageant I just never found to be very amusing.
I thought Casey was great on "Happy Endings" and I look forward to the projects they are working on together now, but I found their movie to be an unfortunate misfire. It's a shame because I know it was very personal to them and they put a lot of their time and effort and money into it. I don't think the problem with the movie was necessarily their performances, as they are funny performers and Casey is a very good physical comedienne; I think it's just the movie had a lack of "heart" which kept you from engaging with the characters the way R&M did.
I notice that there hasn't been much comment about it on the boards since it came out so I can only assume people here were similarly indifferent to it, or else just not many people have seen it yet. But am I really off base?
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