Sunday, 29 May, 2005

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Debra came home from the video store with Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.  It wasn't high on my list of movies to see.  A friend told me that the story was weak but worth watching just to see Jim Carrey do his thing but even with that disclaimer I was disappointed.  The story is just a thin wrapper around a bunch of disjointed scenes featuring Jim Carrey, who isn't especially good in any of them.

I guess the movie would make more sense to me if I'd read the books or if I had kids and could relate more to the children's characters.  I fell asleep during the film and wasn't interested enough in what happened to go back and see what I'd missed.  For me, the funniest part of the film was the little girl, Sunny, hanging by her teeth from the kitchen table in the first few minutes.  It was all down hill from there.

I wouldn't recommend the movie except as a cure for insomnia.