I felt like watching a mediocre comedy last night, so for the first time ever I rented a movie from iTunes. I chose ‘Love and Other Disasters’ because I like Brittany Murphy, fashion, and London.
A bit of advice: Don’t take reviews too seriously. There was one five-star review that called it a ‘sleeper hit’ and one one-star review that said it was dry and annoying because of Brittany Murphy’s fake British accent (which, as it turns out, is supposed to be fake, as we learn about halfway through the film).
My thoughts? It was enjoyable and worth renting, but I’m not planning on seeing it again any time soon. Some bits were boring, some were mildly funny, some were quite clever, and some were hilarious. It was kind of a film-within-a-film, as you can tell from the opening credits, which appear to be directions from the screenplay in typewriter format. For me it was worth it because of the London setting and the ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’-inspired fashion alone. A decent movie, nothing extraordinary, but it suited what I was looking for at the time.