Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Leatherheads (Comedy 2008)

It’s weird seeing a movie with George Clooney after recently seeing him in something great like Michael Clayton. The comparison is staggering as to how even a good actor cannot turn around a crappy story.

This movie was about the early days of football, so it had a little potential there. But since it was a comedic drama, having the film turn into a slapstick comedy of sorts made it fall down, way down. The movie was silly and stupid, but it tried to have a story to follow. It was an odd combination that didn't serve it well.

Renée Zellweger plays good rolls when she's a woman during the 20s and 30s. She kicked ass in Chicago and she was pretty good in this one too. Maybe it’s because of the clothes, hats, or hair, I can’t tell. Clooney’s acting was O.K., but again, his character was silly so I don’t know where to place him.

This movie blew. It started out kinda weak and then it ended up with close to zero HP.
Rating - D