There are some movies that just seem inexplicably popular or unpopular.
Let’s not mistake this for a simple failure to appreciate genre (e.g. if you don’t like RomComs at all, you’re probably not going to like the best of them). Some movies just seem stand-out awful or awesome, and you’re the only one that sees it.
Metrics for this thread then:
You must be in a minority smaller than 10% on RottenTomatoes (critic or audience, you can choose), OR a smaller than 20% minority on IMDB (i.e. >=8 stars or <=2 stars, where you would rate opposite).
Happy-Go-Lucky 93% critic rating, all talking about it being uplifting, life-affirming, cheery and optimistic.
The movie features a dizzy, disorganised, carefree single woman who, quite frankly, I wanted to shake by the shoulders and yell at “Snap the fuck out of it!”. She dithers and blunders through life, causing chaos for those closest to her, and for some reason, this is supposed to be charming. I guess I hated it because I know people like that in real life - whose utter failure to plan or organise themselves becomes everyone else’s problem but their own.
It’s a conspicuously ‘British’ movie - and I don’t dislike this genre, in fact I’m certain I could think of examples where I wasn’t so annoyed by Brit-movies that featured disorganised main characters - Withnail and I & Brassed Off spring to mind.
I don’t dislike any of the actors in the movie and I don’t think I’ve failed to appreciate the portrayal of the beauty of living a carefree life either. *Amelie *is an example of that concept done very well. Happy-Go-Lucky is just… urgh.