45. Surviving Christmas
Critic score: 19/100
User score: 7.3/10
Plot summary: Wealthy, sad loner, Drew Latham (Ben Affleck), decides to visit his childhood home over Christmas, only to find another family living there. Having no close relationships of his own, he offers the couple living in the home a huge amount of money to pretend they’re his parents.
People are willing to pay good money to see Ben Affleck be sad, and this movie proved that rule.
44. Sweet November
Critic score: 27/100
User score: 8.2/10
Plot summary: Nelson (Keanu Reeves) and Sara (Charlize Theron) meet at the DMV and decide to enter into a trial relationship: one month, and then they’ll part ways forever. Of course, they end up falling in love. OF COURSE!
Those are two beautiful people right there. Who wouldn’t want to watch that love story unfold?
43. Down To Earth
Critic score: 32/100
User score: 8.7/10
Plot summary: Comedian Lance (Chris Rock) finds himself at heaven’s door, but he’s convinced it’s a mistake. And he’s right! He’s given a chance to return to Earth in the body of a rich mogul who was just murdered by his wife.
Chris Rock is one of the world’s best comedians, and seeing him on screen is enough to entertain most people. Critics didn’t agree, I suppose.
42. Just Before I Go
Critic score: 24/100
User score: 7.9/10
Plot summary: Ted Morgan (Sean William Scott) returns to his hometown to make amends before giving up on life.
“Sean William Scott?? In a dramatic role?? Sign me up!” — every person in the United States of America
41. Pali Road
Critic score: 38/100
User score: 9.3/10
Plot summary: A doctor (Michelle Chen) wakes up from a car accident to discover she’s married to a different man and living a wholly unrecognizable life.
How is this not everyone’s favorite movie? The premise alone could entertain me for hours. Critics were disappointed, but we can’t blame them. They’re not human, clearly.