#678 The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)

Based on John Irving’s 1981 novel of the same name, The Hotel New Hampshire is an artsy tale of a family put through tons of random events none of which don’t either seem to make sense or affect the family that much: Random events follow one after another and the end result feels like every time the writer started a new chapter he got immediately bored with the weak and uninteresting choice of events and then tried something completely new with a throw of a dice.

The characters don’t seem to be affected by the events either in any realistic fashion, and by the half way through the movie I couldn’t be any less bothered what happened to them next.

Neesless to say, this is not a good thing in a movie.

The pacing of the movie feels like everything in the book has been tried to cram in here, and there are even clumsy scenes with speeded up playback for that humoristic effect.

80s-o-meter: 20%

Total: 4%