But I loved it
Have you ever had the experience where you've been on a plane, or stuck in a hotel or ill in bed or something and you end up watching some movie that under normal circumstances you would never have watched. And you expect it to be rubbish, but in spite of yourself, you actually end up enjoying it? I've had happen to me three times recently. On a trip to New York I enjoyed the 40 Year Old Virgin. Then on a work trip abroad last month I saw Employee of the Month on the plane and liked it. And worse still, on the way back I watched half of School of Rock (a Jack Black comedy about a drop-out who ends up teaching rock music to a schoo of gifted children) and then got really annoyed when the plane landed and they switched off the media system. It kept going round and round in my head - how did it turn out? I even went to Borders on Tuesday to see if they had it on DVD (they didn't - my Borders has nothing!) Anyway, I was just walking across the campus square today and there was one of those little stands selling cheap DVDs. And there it was. So for £6 I have School of Rock and will watch it on the way home tonight and finally find out how it ends. Except I think I figured it out already.
Unchallenging feel-good mainstream American comedies aimed at teens? Who knew that was my guilty pleasure?