Some films are doomed from the start. Not even a carefully applied low-expectations principle can save them.
Evidence : I had exceedingly low expectations about this one, and indeed, even what with talented Cameron Crowe directing, it really sucked with predictability, stereotype, narrative shortcuts and an ill-advised wish to be heartfelt. (What do you mean, I didn't give it a fair chance??)
How did Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson end up in this?
(And why did I spend almost two hours on it? To have something to write a blogpost about, is why! All self-sacrifice!...)