Friday, April 29, 2016

Y is for Yawner

It's April and that means the A to Z Blogging Challenge!
This year my theme is film terms.

A yawner is a slang term, meaning a boring film. I like to give every film a chance, but sometimes a film just doesn't grab me and I have to chalk it up to being a yawner. However, one man's yawner is another man's masterpiece. I asked some friends on Facebook what some of their yawners were and then posted my opinions:

Jekyll and Hyde (2015)
I haven't seen it, but the odds are that a stage musical film adapatation is subpar.

Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
Agreed. But beautiful cinematography.

August: Osage County (2013)
Agreed. I tried to like it because the play is brilliant. Such a disappointment.

The Artist (2011)
Not a yawner for me, but definitely over-rated. Didn't deserve Best Picture.

The Tamarind Seed (1974)
Not a yawner for me. I am never bored with Omar Sharif. Just sayin.

The Black Hole (1979)
Agreed. Actually, one of the worst films ever on all levels.

Waterworld (1995)
Agreed. Such a horrible following to Costner's magnificent Dances with Wolves.

The English Patient (1996)
Agreed. Strangely, I now consider it a comedy because of the Seinfeld episode.

My Yawner: Far and Away (1992)

Ironically, for a romance there was no chemistry between the leads. The script is terrible. Acting terrible. I could not watch the whole film.

What are your yawners?


  1. You know, I consider so many films to be yawners, yet right now, I can't think of a single one...

    1. Kate, LOL! I couldn't think of any either, although there are many. That's one reason a I asked my friends on Facebook.

  2. I never could get into Far and Away. I started it many times but never finished. Some sentimental movies are bores to me. I'm trying to think of the name of one. I think it was "Almost Home". All of my friends were chipper and ecstatic and all I could think was you have to be kidding.

    1. Ann, like I said, one man's yawner is another man's "best movie ever!" LOL

  3. Stopping by on the Challenge and I'm sorry I missed this earlier. Unfortunately, I tend to forget yawner films. I wipe them completely out of my mind until I see something that triggers them again and the "Danger Will Robinson" goes off.

    1. Julie, good policy. I think that's why I have a hard time remembering yawners as well. I don't really want to think about them. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I read this post earlier and spent the day trying to recall yawners, but boring films are so forgettable.

    Of the films you listed I have only seen The Artist. Agreed. Yawner.

    And I finally did come up with two others... Lincoln (2012) and The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down A Mountain (1995) (Although after yawning through the movie, I liked the ending.)

  5. Trudy, I agree about Lincoln. It was beautifully filmed, but I thought Sally Field was miscast. Loved Daniel Day-Lewis's performance. But it was most definitely a yawner.