"Quality" is a tricky word to apply to art. Is it the measure of a work's objective merit, or is it closer to the broader reaction of the work's audiences? That question spawned the entire film genre of "So Bad It' s Good," and there is perhaps no better example than the subject of this based-on-a-true-story film. Join Snooty, Goon, and Substream Magazine's Leigh Monson as they pick apart the picking apart of the best-worst film ever made!
Romantic comedies need charming leads, chemistry between those leads, wacky hijinx to connect them, and a script that builds toward some kind of emotional payoff. But Home Again has the courage to ask, "Can a rom-com survive with NONE of those ingredients?" Snooty and Goon sit down with the film to discover that the answer to that brave question is...no.
Ah, the Seventies. A time when America was politically divided and tumultuous, gas prices were skyrocketing, moral decay set the conservatives alight with righteous outrage, and good people struggled to make a difference in a corrupted corporate-dominated system.
...are we sure this movie is a period piece?
Nice guys finish last, but they still finish.
The Coens hit theaters running in the wake of Award Season with a satirical take on Hollywood's brightest (and darkest) days. What do the modern experts on movies think of their look back at the dawn of popular cinema? No idea, but let's see what Snooty and Goon think instead!
Beware the Red Ides of March, Comrade.