I rewatched “The Piano” on Netflix last weekend. Out of curiosity, after I was done watching it, I perused the Netflix reviews. Somewhere along the line, one of the reviews basically said, “If you like pianos, you’ll love The Piano!”
And I just laughed out loud. If you like pianos, you’ll love The Piano? I mean, my parents like pianos, but they would definitely not like The Piano. Which reminds me to tell my dad he’s not allowed to put that in his queue. I’m pretty sure he’s never seen a woman naked so I see no reason to open that can of worms now.
So what kind of review is that? The irrelevant useless kind, I say. But while the review itself was useless as a review, I’m grateful because it sparked a whole new game for MB and I to play in the car:
Irrelevant Movie Reviews.
By way of explanation, I’ll just give you some of our Irrelevant Movie Reviews and you’ll see the game. Please feel free to add your own.
“If you like sleds, you’ll love Citizen Kane!”
“If you like red coats, you’ll love Schindler’s List!”
“If you like whistles, you’ll love The Sound of Music!”
“If you like orange wedges, you’ll love The Godfather Part II!”
“If you like stupid little birds you hide in your pocket, you’ll love The Shawshank Redemption!”
And ’round and ’round we went with this. Granted, the piano in The Piano is much more integral to the story than the items named in our reviews — I actually consider it a character in the movie — but that’s why it just got funnier and funnier to us — because it just got more and more stupid.
I really hope to start a nationwide trend. There aren’t enough Irrelevant Movie Reviews, if you ask me.