Four Weddings and a Funeral: An unexpectedly tragic romance between a British cad and an American slut. Tragic, because despite the obligatory standing-in-a-downpour sequence at the end, neither character is struck by lightning. A chick flick which failed to pass the chick test; by the middle of the film avivahg was just as disgusted with the lead couple’s behaviour as I was. Not saved by the Rowan Atkinson cameo. Moral of the film: Irresponsible jerks finish first.
The Dark Crystal: Lived up to my expectations, which were not overly high. The story was deliberately written after the setting was already created, and it shows: it’s not a very good story. But the fantasy world they dreamed up is lovely, with little touches of muppety genius everywhere. It’s no Labyrinth, but it would be a good movie to put on at a party with the sound muted and some good music playing. One truly classic line: “Hey, I don’t have wings!” “Of course not – you’re a boy!”