Friday, July 18, 2008

On the 4th Day of Rick Springfield...

My obsession gave to me:
Actually it took something away. 1 hour and 33 minutes of my life I'll never get back.

My wonderful husband ordered the Hard to Hold DVD and gave it to me as a surprise a few weeks ago. I think I saw the movie when it came out (1984), but can't be quite sure so I was excited to watch it. I had very low expectations for it, knowing it wasn't a cinematic masterpiece. But, hey, what the hell, I thought, Rick is in it and so is his naked butt so how bad can it be?

In honor of my 12 Days of Rick Springfield, I thought this would be the perfect time to watch it and give a review. And it was a Thursday night without The Office so I had some spare time.

For all the die-hard fans out there, I sincerely apologize about this review. I am by no means a movie critic so I will now give you my layman's review - This movie was bad.

Rick's acting was decent, but honestly I couldn't pay much attention because of his mullet. He could almost pull it off because he is Rick Springfield. But still, it was a mullet. And his love interest? She looked old enough to be his mother. It was unbelievable to have those two together. Rick, sorry "Jamie Roberts", would not have fallen for this matronly woman.

Thank God Love Somebody is one of the songs in the movie because that just happens to be one of my favorites, but I had to wait through 1 hour and 30 minutes of excrutiating dialogue and bad kissing scenes before I got to the song.

I think Rick did the best he could for what he had to work with, but he didn't have much to work with, unfortunately. It was enjoyable to see that smile and those eyes for 1 hour and 33 minutes, but after that, I was ready for another episode of House Hunters.


Sooz said...

Totally agree with you on the choice of love interest for "Jamie". Watching her on-screen is like nails down a chalkboard. Not the right choice at all!

But I try to forgive the movie's faults because it has a kickin' soundtrack and numerous naked butt scenes :).

Tamara said...

I enjoy the movie and its awfulness in spite of ole-what's her name. I would have been a MUCH better choice for the love interest, even though I was...ummm...13 at the time. The butt totally makes up for all the negatives, in my opinion---I remember just about fainting when I originally saw Rick running down the hallway & dropping the towel for the first time (at the ripe old age of 13, remember). I might just go watch it right now. :-) (Right after I surgically modify my copy of the poster to include my face instead of Janet Eilber's, or whoever she is.) By the way, speaking of acting, did you see Noah Drake deck Eli Love on GH Friday? Priceless performance!

youarekiddingme said...

Sooz - the naked butt scenes did save the movie. And the eyes. And the smile. It didn't need any dialogue at all!

youarekiddingme said...

Tamara - Thank you to our broken TiVo, I have not seen any of GH!!! I don't normally watch it, but because of Rick, I would. Damn TiVo! :)