Right, Film Friday returns in a faux blaze of glory with, The Oranges. The what? I hear you exclaim. Well, The Oranges. The beauty of me typing this so you can read it on a screen is that you can go back and re-read it again if you didn’t understand the first time.
SO. The Oranges*. I basically picked this because I’m obsessed with Blair Waldorf and her collection of coats (Leighton Meester, who incidentally stars in this film, how coincidental) and I am desperate for her to be in a GOOD film. Not excellent, not mind-blowing, just good, I beg of you. It’s all I ask.
The film’s set in West Orange, get it, and appears to be about two families who are friends and centres on Christmas/Thanks Giving time, whatever. They get together to do whatever family stuff they usually do and then they discover that the daughter in one of the families, Leighton alert, is having some form of weird affair with Hugh Laurie’s character, who is the dad of the other family. HILAR RIGHT?
Doesn’t look like it, no. My prediction: Happy families enjoying turkey for the holidays. Leighton turns up from college? Awk looks between Blair and House. Family oblivious. ‘Mom’ discovers affair. Rest of family discover affair. Blair’s dad is cross at affair. Goes to punch House. Something happens to put things ‘in perspective’. Everyone forgives Blair and House, with underlying unease from the other dad. Blair and/or House breaks it off. They want different things. ‘Mom’ happy she got what she wanted in the end. The end.
So, guess what? It looks like it’s going to be another predictable, flop of a Leighton film. Yipee. That’s what I get from the trailer anyway. I could be very, very wrong and it could be class, but that’s the job of the trailer; to not give the whole plot away – which this basically does – and to actually make me want to go and see this. So we’ll never know, because I’m not spending £8 in Vue to see it. How you like them, oranges?
Do you agree or disagree? Am I being harsh[er than usual]? Do you even care? Watch the trailer below for The Oranges, which is out in December if you fancy it. Gossip Girl series one to five are all available on Amazon at the moment too, probably a wiser investment.
*Surely Orange will be all over this for those adverts they do about ‘ruining’ your film? Well I say don’t bother, it already looks pretty bad. Plus you can’t beat The Expendables 2 one you did with Robert ‘Jay from The Inbetweeners’ Crumper.