Horrible or Darkly Funny?
M | I wait behind the wall, gnawing away at your reali | 06/23/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"To be honest, I'm not even sure. Part of me wants to give it five stars for the funny bits in it - the kids cussing at the teachers and the positive lesson that the VP learned (to care for kids and all) and the sheer offensiveness of it - and then I want to give it a one star because of that very same sheer offensiveness in there. The positive reviewers are right to like it, the negative reviewers are right to hate it, so I'll give it a 50/50 rating and give it three out of five stars. I can tell you, it's probably not what you would expect."
HEB's Bargain Bin Bomb
Robert J. Leatherman | 10/01/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I found this movie in the to for $[...] bin at the HEB market. I had gotten some great titles there that were pretty decent Rocky among others that were at least good enough to keep in my collection even though some of them, I would never watch again. In this movie it's nauseating right from the start. It shows a principal at an elementary school that has an office with appointments like jeweled globes, inlaid burl wood paneling and a teakwood desk. All that didn't seem too much out of the ordinary, if not plausible. Then they showed a scene of him doing a line of coke or some other type of drug and this is where I drew the line. I decided that this movie wasn't even worth watching despite the star power of Eva Longoria and Jason Biggs. I couldn't even stand to watch it long enough to see her in it. I don't know, being a teacher probably tilted my perception somewhat by deciding that this movie had to be a ridiculous mistake when it was made and an equally bad decision on my part to buy it. The fact that the elementary school was named after Geraldine Ferraro added more to the ridiculousness of the picture. If you want to see Eva Longoria in a film with a little more credibility, check out the Sentinel. I admit to making a mistake in forking out the 16 bucks to see that one in the theater but would not hesitate for diving for it if I see it at the bargain bin at HEB. The bottom line is I wouldn't even give this movie as a present to my worst enemy, Seeing a principal doing drugs in a school was just too disgusting for me. I'm sorry.