"And (remember) when thy Lord said unto the angels: Lo! I am creating a mortal out of potter's clay of black mud altered." (the Qur'an)
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
A Lot Like Love
I saw A Lot Like Love on DVD last night. Save yourself from it next time you come across it. Bad movie. I think it tried to be an uptodate and cooler version of When Harry Met Sally, but it really missed by a long shot.
Ashton Kutcher is, however, beginning to impress me some. He has been playing in diverse roles, come to think of it. I think he has potential, and I think he knows it, to become a leading man of the next decade.
As for this film, I did not find enough redeeming features. I could not spot any spiritual issues, because the characters were too shallowly developed that I found it difficult to empathise with them. The romantic element was missing, and the writers clearly tried to shore it up with having the couple having spontaneous sex as a sign of their intense feelings towards each other. Sex can be a powerful element in a romantic relationship, but in this case it was clear they just didnt have a clue what to do to create the romanctic passion of the couple.
That's why it failed. The lame attempts at humour didnt help, either.
I borrowed Syriana. Hope that's better, insha Allah.