Who said that going to the movies is all fun?
Not when you had to suffer through these turkeys like I did. And to think they were all comedies.
Here then is the bottom of the 2011 barrel:
First runner up (# 11): LARRY CROWNE: At what point did director Tom Hanks realize that directing himself here–along with Julia Roberts—was a huge mistake?
# 10—NEW YEAR’S EVE: Director Garry Mashall’s low rent follow up to VALENTINE’S DAY.
# 9—THE SITTER: This one’s obviously been around a while since Jonah Hill not only still looked porky here but had done much better with MONEYBALL.
# 8—ARTHUR: Was there any reason for Russell Brand to remake this classic? Must’ve looked good on paper but it didn’t translate onto the screen.
# 7—BIG MOMMAS: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON: FBI agent Martin Lawrence. ‘Nuff said.
# 6—ZOOKEEPER: Kevin James, Mall Cop, funny. Kevin James, Zookeeper-not.
# 5—BAD TEACHER: Cameron Diaz! Come on girl, what were you thinking?
# 4—JACK & JILL: Adam Sandler as Jack and Jill. A little of Sandler goes a long way. Do we really need to see him in two roles?
# 3—THE CHANGE-UP: Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman. Who talked you guys into this turkey?
# 2—MARS NEEDS MOMS: You say it’s not a comedy? Ok, I agree. It’s a tragedy. They should’ve abducted the filmmakers instead.
# 1 WORST MOVIE of 2011: BUCKY LARSON–BORN TO BE A STAR: Nick Swardson as a small town grocery bagger who follows in his parents’ footsteps….as a porn star.
But for everything that soured this reviewer during the past year, there were the good ones. My list of favorites coming soon, right here on KC Confidential.