October 02, 2010

Worst Scene in an otherwise good movie

My nominee: the PTA book-banning discussion in Field of Dreams. Just awful. Poorly written and poorly acted.

I love the movie, but always skip that scene.

Any other nominees?

UPDATE (11:33 PM): I just want to add, my favorite thing in this movie is James Earl Jones as Terrence Mann. He's clearly having fun playing the character. The great thing is in the original novel (titled Shoeless Joe), Ray actually goes to find J.D. Salinger. Had they not changed it to the fictional Terrence Mann, James Early Jones couldn't have played the character and the movie would have been much worse for his absence.

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The scene in Fargo where Marge has dinner with the Asian classmate of hers from high school. It seemed out of place and very awkward. I know the scene was to show Marge that people are not always what they seem, which prompts her to go back to the car lot and question Jerry Lundergaard some more, but there had to be another way to do it besides that painful scene in the restaurant.

Posted by: W.R. Chandler at October 4, 2010 04:50 AM