May 11, 2005

Movie Critic Quote of the Week

Nora Ephron knows comedy like Alan Greenspan knows arena football. With her output in the past decade—You've Got Mail, Lucky Numbers, Mixed Nuts, and Michael—Ephron has logged precisely 426 minutes of footage without managing so much as a chuckle, even with pros like Tom Hanks, John Travolta, and Steve Martin in the lead roles. It takes a special talent to suck the laughs out of can't-miss material like Bewitched, and Ephron seems up for the task.
-The Onion AV Club, previewing Ephron's "Bewitched" remake. I still say that "Michael," the movie where Travolta played an angel, was the worst movie released in America in the '90s. Posted by Stephen Silver at May 11, 2005 11:18 PM

um...She also wrote When Harry Met Sally...I can't say how idiotic bloggers can be :P

Posted by: A at May 12, 2005 01:39 AM

Her recent output hasn't been great, but "When Harry Met Sally" is a classic. And still hilarious. I thought "You've Got Mail" wasn't bad. Had it moments - "She makes coffee nervous"

Posted by: Mirty at May 12, 2005 09:10 AM

She wrote When Harry Met Sally with Rob Reiner - and lots of the great moments were improvised like the orgasm scene or the pepper scene, and although i quote that movie a lot, i think of it as lite-Woody Allen (before he became terrible). I didn't mind You Got Mail - but i have to agree with the Onion. I didn't know she wrote the new Bewitched, i was actually intrigued for 2 minutes.

Posted by: Petitedov at May 12, 2005 02:37 PM

sadly, i was dragged to see "michael" along with several other of the worst movies of the 90s. i still want my $8 back.

Posted by: LilB at May 12, 2005 03:39 PM
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