a friend sent me this. it's too good not to share.
WHAT THEY SAY/WHAT THEY MEAN
STATELY= Nothing happens for two hours
MYTHICAL/LEGENDARY= It's high melodrama but they like it so they call it this.
JINGOISTIC= The most overused word for the past year or so. Means the film doesn't agree with their political views.
BITTERSWEET= Half the cast dies
POIGNANT= All of the cast dies
GRACEFUL= See STATELY
DRY= Same as STATELY but with no dirty parts
TENDER= Lots of pointless staring
REWARDING= Nothing happens for the first three hours
UNIQUE VISION= Historically inaccurate
OVERRATED= Everyone likes it but them
SADLY NEGLECTED= Bombed in the theaters
FORGOTTEN MASTERPIECE= A movie no one else wants to see by a director no one has ever heard of on a subject everyone wants to avoid.
BRITISH RESTRAINT= A derogatory term that means the lovely heroine remains fully clothed throughout the entire movie. (GASP!)
SUBTLE COMEDY= Not funny