Trish Bendix: You have probably never heard of Get Over It, but it stars Kirsten Dunst, Ben Foster, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, Shane West, Martin Short, Melissa Sagemiller and — wait for it — Sisquo. The 2001 teen movie follows a group of high school students who star in a modern musical retelling of A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream. Shane West plays an ex-boy bander with a horrible British accent, Kirsten Dunst sings and the song and dance numbers are brilliant.
If you like Glee, you’ll like this movie. If you like predictable teen movies with a little bit of an edge, you’ll like this movie. And maybe you’ll have an irrational love for it and own it on DVD, trying to push it on people who will inevitably not love it as much as you do. I wish everyone in the world could sing along with me to “Love S.C.U.D.“
Grace Chu: During freshman orientation week in college, I was corralled into an auditorium and saw the cheesiest and most depressing film of all time: Love Story. What made it bearable was that the audience was encouraged to boo and hiss and holler at the screen a la Amateur Night at the Apollo. Also, it was a long time ago, and torturous experiences often become nostalgic with time.
If only lesbians, upon coming out, could be herded into an auditorium with other baby dykes to watch Bar Girls or Go Fish and encouraged to shout at the screen. The bonding experience would cancel out the sheer awfulness of either film.
Bridget McManus: Snakes on a Plane and The Room. The Room is a whole other level of bad. The scenes aren’t in order, the dialogue is confusing, there is no plot and there is a lot of graphic sex for no reason. I love this film.