Critically panned movies that I love anyway.
I don't care what anyone says, I think these are just charming.
- •Center StageI loved this movie from the first time I saw it at a middle school sleepover. I don't care how bad the acting scenes are, over the top dance finales for the win. Rotten Tomatoes has it at 43%, but it's 100% in my heart.
- •Practical MagicI love the kind of campiness of this movie. And Stockard Channing and Dianne Wiest as the crazy aunts are the best. 20% on Rotten Tomatoes, but my love is not dictated by the critics.
- •A Knight's TaleHeath Ledger at his most adorable, a charming and hilarious supporting cast, delightful anachronism, and yet only 58% on Rotten Tomatoes. My roommates and I, when I first got out of college, bought this as a house DVD and it was like King Solomon and the sword when it came time to decide who got it when we left. I'll admit, Jocelyn was the weak link here, though.
- •The Man in the Iron MaskWhen I first realized I was a little bit in love with Jeremy Irons. Which is a bit odd, given I was 12 when I watched this for the first time. What can I say? It's the voice. Rotten Tomatoes has it at 33% which is a travesty.
- •Fool's GoldLight, cute, funny, and Matthew McConaughey is shirtless for most of the movie. What's not to love? It has 11% on Rotten Tomatoes, but I think it's just lovely. I've got it on DVD (thanks $3.99 bin at my college video rental store). P.S. I watched this tonight, which inspired this list.