A couple of months ago
, I wrote about an Amy Heckerling-movie
whose poster I saw at Megamall, and I wondered why it wasn't widely distributed in the US when it first came out. I never got around to seeing the movie (although I did see the trailer a couple of times on TV), and I promptly forgot all about it.
Today's AV Club features Nathan Rabin (in his awesome My Year of Flops
series) discussing the movie
. He rates each movie as a failure, a fiasco, or a secret success, a system he based on the opening lines from Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown
, which happened to be the first film reviewed for the series
Surprisingly, Rabin actually liked the movie, giving it a secret success rating, despite Heckerling's directing being all over the place. He raved about the acting, particularly the lead stars Paul Rudd and Michelle Pfeiffer, and the supporting guys Jon Lovitz and Fred Willard (who's always awesome). Like me, he also wonders why Rudd isn't a much bigger star than he is, when people like Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill are blowing up.
Anyway, the whole thing made me curious (again) about the film. I'll be looking for it on my next trip to Quiapo.