Thursday, November 17, 2005

Things To Do Before You're 30

The TV/display near the ticket window at Inox reads: Things To Do Before Your 30. So does the ticket stub. This should have been an indication that the movie may not go as planned. The theme at Inox is red, there's red all over the place; even in the pissoir, pardon my French. The movie's English, as in, made in the UK.

TTDBYT is about a bunch of guys who play football (not American football) together every Sunday and their lives. We start off in the locker room with people having written (anonymously supposedly) about things that they want to do before they're 30. One thing that shows up on everyone's list is "Have a threesome".

It's pretty much all downhill from there, except for some parts where you laugh. The script fails because it's trying to do too many things at once. IMDB's plot outline for the movie reads: A smart, sexy and poignantly accurate comedy drama about a group of twenty-something friends desperately resisting the inevitable - adulthood and responsibility. It could've been but it isn't because the depth is missing. You come away with the feeling that none of the characters get enough time and that when you're starting to know a character, you're switched to watching another's story.

I was disappointed with the movie. As for going to a movie theatre to watch it, probably not worth it. Unless you have it on your list of "Things To Do Before You're 30".


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