Thursday, August 25, 2005

I'm Not Letting Undiscovered Go Undiscovered.

The movie Undiscovered, an apparent Romantic Comedy along the lines of Serendipity (but this looks better, comes out this weekend.

I have only seen one trailer for this film, but what I have seen has given me a great desire to see it. As far as I can tell the narrative begins with an unfulfilled "love at first sight" occurance on a crowded Subway. Our fated lovers see one another, but lose one another in the mass of people that is New York. That's okay because even if our protagonists were to have had the follow-up conversation it wouldn't have worked because Luke, our male fated lover, is heading to Los Angeles to become a successful rock musician. Fate has it in store for our young lovers though because Brier (the female fated lover) is heading to LA to become an actress.

Hijinx ensue.

I know, I know, it sounds lame, but trust me when I saw the preview my heart warmed at the thought of an entertaining romantic comedy. This year's crop has been a little clumsy, good sure but still clumsy, and I am looking for the first fluid one. You know it isn't a bumper crop when Wedding Crashers is the best romantic comedy of the season. I loved Crashers, but their should have been a more heartwarming romantic comedy. My hope is that Undiscovered is that comedy.

So here are the pros and cons:

  • Pro: From what I have seen the dialogue is witty. The story is a standard fated lovers tale and I like those. Stars Steven Strait who was hunky as hell in Sky High. Trust me...Steven was dreamy as the brooding firebrand Warren Peace. The film also stars Carrie Fisher and Peter Weller. I would go watch it just for them.
  • Con: It does star Ashlee Simpson, but she doesn't sing from what I can tell (not that she ever really sings, but you get the point) and she was cute on 7th Heaven

  • So my wife and I will be going to see this, in addition to Brothers Grimm and The Cave this weekend.

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