Are there any movies that you find hilarious that most people, including the critics, thought totally stunk?
I feel that way about Step Brothers (2008). When it came out, most everyone I talked to said that it licked. Then when it came on cable, Gancey Girlfriend saw it, told me it was hilarious, and she was right.
However, here is what the critics thought:
Roger Ebert from the Chicago Sun Times gave it one and a half stars, said it was too mean-spirited, and the characters swore too much for his liking. Oh, boo fucking hoo, Roger!
Peter Travers from Rolling Stone
gave it two and a half stars, and he said that while much of it is gut-busting funny, some parts are "funny not so much." How does a movie that busts your gut from laughing with a few bits that don't work only get two and a half stars? Isn't it the movie's job to make you laugh? If it does that, I'd say it's a success, and it should get the three stars because anything less implies a crap movie, as far as I'm concerned.
To me, the movie is funny as hell, and best of all, it added a word to the Gancey Vernacular: Doucher, as in, "I can't believe I've been living here for two weeks, and I'm walking around this place thinking I've got a huge doucher for a stepbrother"
How's about you, Seven Readers? Any movies you love and most everyone hates?