To be fair, I might have liked it better if I didn't spend the first half of the movie just utterly disappointed. You see, we didn't want to see "Crazy on the Outside." We wanted to see "Crazy Heart."
Here's what we saw in the online movie listings:
Ok, so the one word "Crazy" made us a little suspicious. And "Documentary" doesn't sound right. Click on it for the full movie description, and you get this:
The top part is still wonky, but the description sounds like "Crazy Heart"! Sounds like we're all good. Click through to buy a ticket from Fandango, and what do you see:
Hoorah! All good. Let's go! So once the sitter was here and the kids were on their way to bed, we went down to the theater. I asked the gentleman at the ticket office for two tickets to "Crazy Heart". He didn't blink an eye, just issued the tix. We grabbed a Diet Coke (for me) and a popcorn (for Dana) and sat down. Previews came. No problem. The movie started. Wait, "Crazy Heart" was directed by Tim Allen? That must be a strange coincidence of names. Wait, Tim Allen appears in "Crazy Heart"? I don't remember that. Then up comes the title: "Crazy on the Outside".
I left the theater to walk up and down the hall and make sure we hadn't just entered the wrong door. No luck. We didn't want to just go home, so we watched the movie.
It grew on me a little as it went on, but it was hard to get over the disappointment. "Crazy Heart" has an 84 on Metacritic and Jeff Bridges is getting acclaim for his performance. "Crazy on the Outside" has a 32 on Metacritic. It was not exactly on the top of my list of movies worthy of our date night away from the house and kids.
Sorry Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver. You were probably better than I will remember, but you didn't get a fair chance, at least not on this night.