Tuesday, December 02, 2008



The trailer was enticing and the reviewer quotes featured in the movie marketing were numerous and approbative. But this movie wasn't quite as lighthearted as I was led to believe. Or would have liked.

Poppy is a bubbly, eternally optimistic teacher who doesn't let anything get her down. Or does she?

She takes driving lessons from a vile specimen of humanity and these scenes are a drag.

It's more as if she doesn't want to let anything get her down but she's just not quite successful. Or maybe she is; things would be so much worse if she wasn't actively looking on the bright side.

That's a life philosophy I can totally get behind and have in fact espoused but it doesn't seem to make for much of a movie.

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