24 September 2007 | benovite
Wow, just wow(in a very bad way).
Saw this movie yesterday and ho-lee cow. Excruciatingly bad. I mean HORRIFICALLY terrible.
In the realm of 80's teenage flicks, this would have to rank as the all-time worst. Matter of fact they should have called it Alltime Worst rather than The Allnighter.
I mean it. is. bad. Have I mentioned how bad it is? First off, the acting. There is some semblance of acting, if you look hard enough. Most of the actors have zero charisma and little to no personality, aside from Joan Cusak who at times looks like Tom Hanks in drag(Bossom Buddies?). The movie doesn't make you care for any of the characters. I think we were hoping someone died, that's how devoid of feeling we were towards these people. Susanah Hoffs: wow. I'll get to her later.
The writing/script- absolute rubbish. It's like 3 year old wrote the script based on an idea they had of what their teenage years might be like, and if that's the case it'll be mighty depressing! Bad dialogue, no story to speak of. Just a group of people gathering in a certain places.
The direction: REALLY bad. Like 80's porn bad. I think they should have actually turned this stinker into a porn movie at some point during its production. Would have been infinitely more entertaining. As it is, the director(Susanah Hoff's MOTHER?? Are you serious??)...
wait I can imagine this scenario, "Honey, I'm going to direct you in your first movie! Yay!" Oh boy. =/ I bet Susanah and her moms drew inspiration from Prince's Purple Rain or something to make them want to go there with this attempt. Anyway I'm digressing. The director is horrid. Badly framed scenes, badly directed scenes with actors, just badly bad. Like I said there are times when you think you're watching a porn movie. Speaking of which, apparently Susanah's mom really likes looking at her daughter with the least amount of clothing on or naked. The one saving grace of this movie is/are the scenes involving the director's daughter posing in front of a mirror in her underwear(nice butt!). Unfortunately there's nothing going on in the upper region, poor Susanah. =( The sex scene with Susanah and the guy are weird and far from sexy. I think it's time for more kudos to her mother for that. Yay, go mom! The music is bad 80's music. I think it's mostly Susanah Hoff's stuff but it's often hard to hear or tell, which may be a good thing. There are a couple of signature 80's tunes though.
So back to the director's daughter.... she can't act, let's just leave it at that.
No wait, there are times when the movie completely forgets about Susanah Hoff's character and the movie just goes on without her. There will be a scene or two that start with Suze and they're not returned to in order to see their completion. Then suddenly we're shown her again and it's like WHO CARES? The movie was crashing and burning without her, not like her scenes are going to add anything.
So basically bad writing, editing, acting and directing.
Did I miss anything=?