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Movie Natters: April 21, 2006 Archive

How bad is bad?

Posted at 4:11 PM on April 21, 2006 by Euan Kerr (2 Comments)

I began watching "God Wears My Underwear" last night, one of the films showing this weekend at 2006 Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival. Then I did something I have done only a couple of times in my life.

I stopped watching the movie after about 15 minutes because I just couldn't take any more.

Nominally it's the story of a woman who believes she is the reincarnation of a Tibetan buddhist monk who taught in Berlin when Hitler came to power. I'm not sure though because I didn't make it that far into the film.

The acting was embarrassing, the plot incomprehensible, and digital effects which were meant to glue everything together just made it even more disjointed. There was a cartoon parrot which seemed to have flown in from a Sesame Street animation, and a woman who, when she wasn't sitting in the bath staring at herself, causes friction through her aggressive enurisis.

So I just gave up.

Imagine my surprise when I opened the Star Tribune this morning and saw Colin Covert had given the film 4 out of 4 stars.

"Here is a film of such transcendent ineptitude that it is truly so bad it's good," he writes.

"Rare is the chance to see a film that would make Ed Wood weep."

Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. I'd be interested to hear what anyone else who sees it thinks. "God Wears My Underwear" screens Sunday evening at the Bell Auditorium.

And as ever I'm intrigued as to hear what anyone else has seen and enjoyed/hated.

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