Monday, June 23, 2014

Cool Runnings (1993)

IMDb plot summary: Based on the true story of the first Jamaican bobsled team trying to make it to the winter Olympics.
Directed by Jon Turteltaub. Starring Leon, John Candy, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, and Malik Yoba.

It's hard to actively dislike this movie -- it's so cheerful and inoffensive -- but at the same time there's not really anything for me to love, either. It's VERY, very Disneyfied. Predictable, cute, sentimental, with no real twists or unique takes on the genre or the characters. Given the interesting story they had to work with, I was definitely hoping for something more, so it's disappointing but not terrible.

2.5 stars.

Flickchart: #900 out of 2156, below Unbreakable and above Cinema Paradiso.

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