films seen
average score
Alive and kicking



2004 / 131m - USA
Comedy, Romance
Spanglish poster

How Do You Know

2010 / 121m - USA
Comedy, Romance
How Do You Know poster

As Good as It Gets

1997 / 139m - USA
Comedy, Drama
As Good as It Gets poster

Broadcast News

1987 / 133m - USA
Drama, Romance
Broadcast News poster

Bland drama on top of uninteresting characters. I'm not really sure how films like this worked up the reputation they have, but clearly, something must've clicked with people back then. While the film does its best to mix different themes and storylines together, not a single one of them was interesting.

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Two reporters are trying to make a career at a TV network, one is self-obsessed and handsome, the other qualified but dull. A female producer falls in love with the handsome one, while the dull one has a thing for her. It's a pretty classic love triangle against the backdrop of a news organization.

None of the actors do a good job, their characters are pretty one-dimensional and the drama that befalls them feels very scripted. The direction is bland, and the runtime is excessive, but at least the pacing is somewhat decent. Just a very generic 80s drama, not something I'll remember fondly.

Terms of Endearment

1983 / 132m - USA
Drama, Comedy
Terms of Endearment poster

The first hour is a pretty inconspicuous drama. Quite light, passable but not great, 100% puzzling considering the many prizes it won. The second half clears up a lot. Out of the blue Terms of Endearment becomes a sappy and inelegant illness-based drama, the type of thick sentiment Hollywood loves to love.

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Emma has a somewhat complicated relationship with her mom Aurora. When Aurora doesn't approve of her marriage, Emma decides to move away with her husband. It doesn't take long before Emma and her husband start growing apart, which strengthens the old bond with her mom. But then disaster strikes.

Performances are decent and the first hour is light, which makes it an easy watch. The drama doesn't really work too well as the characters are a bit draw and uninteresting, so when the film turns dark the emotional parts never really stick and the sentiment feel forced and misplaced. Not a good film.