But the operative word is "good" and I'm thinking that the last really good one I saw is the classic "I know where I'm going" (1946, I think, tho I hasten to add I wasn't alive when it was released).
I did go see "The Proposal" last night. The two main characters have a decent chemistry on screen and there was a kernel of an interesting story buried in an otherwise very silly (stupid?) plot. It could have been such an interesting and fun movie if only it had included some of the following:
- The plot device was believable. No large firm is going to let their best employee get deported without helping her from the beginning. And no firm would let that employee force another into committing a potential felony. How about 2 people getting married for mutually beneficial, but not criminal, reasons?
- Let us see that the "witch" is actually really good at her job. I'm tired of flat characters that are all good or all bad. And then 100% redeemed with one realization.
- Same with the good guy. He had some issues himself that were actually interesting, but just glossed over in the movie. In "Proposal" they had the pieces to have her character help his but just dumped them for a comedy bit.
- Even if you have a lot of funny character ideas, you don't need to use them all. More narrative, please, less cheezy lap dances and yes, no cute dogs.
- No more long chase scenes to be reunited. Boring.