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By Christian
August 19, 2000 - 10:47 PM

Hello World!

I'm sure I'm making myself an easy target for public ridicule here, but could anyone tell me exactly what was so bad about the film 'A Life Less Ordinary'? It just aired here in the Netherlands, and as the laptop was busy downloading something anyway I thought I'd give it a shot, knowing nothing at all about the film. Admittedly, I was (and am) a bit tired, which may have influenced my judgement, but I thought it was one of the more original and interesting films I'd seen in a while. I just hit the internet to find out what other people thought about it, and for some reason every single critic absolutely destroyed the movie. Sometimes I think reviewers may simple be expecting too much from films - while I was seeing the film, I had no idea this was by the same people who made 'Trainspotting', but just sat down to pass a few hours. Maybe critics should do that as well, instead of holding movies to standards the people actually seeing them don't really care about.

(Update, half an hour later:) The TrekToday server doesn't seem to be working as it ordinarily would either, as I just spent the last half hour trying to get this news item posted. As it's showing no signs of improving, I'll just have to do today's update tomorrow morning. My apologies for this.

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