Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Comedy “Drive Away Dolls” Shunned by Audiences with a Scary 46% Audience Rating, No Preview B.O. Numbers


Well, it’s not good news for director Ethan Coen.

After one of preview shows, the movie going audience has weighed in on Rotten Tomatoes.

Even crappy movies can get an 80 or more in the audience rating. But “Drive Away Dolls” has a 46. No one is going to recommend it.

Among critics and bloggers, “DAD” has dropped to 67%. Ann Hornaday wrote in the Washington Post: “As a fast-paced, bawdy road comedy, this isn’t an inauspicious debut as much as a curiously flimsy and forgettable one. Your mileage may vary to the point of completely sputtering out.”

“DAD” must be pretty bad. I never even got a screening invitation for it. I guess I’ll see it in the fall when studios send out links.

Also, so far there are no box office numbers for “DAD.” Every other movie has posted from last night except this one. Looking at Fandango, ticket sales are sparse.

But good for Focus Features for taking ‘DAD” on. They’ve had such a good season with “The Holdovers,” this one can be an experiment.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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