“Band Aid” is one of those movies where the preview spoiled 90% of the funniest parts of the film. On top of that, it’s very similar to “500 Days of Summer” in that you are pretty miserable and frustrated the whole movie and then the last scene makes you go “aw, that’s cute” but then the credits role and you find yourself thinking, “Wait! What? It’s over? That’s it? We just assume it continues to go well? Cause the last hour and half could serve as evidence against that! History repeats itself, ya know? I don’t know what to believe.”
First off, if you have recently been in a relationship or are currently in a relationship where fighting and arguing about small things played and/or still play a large part in your relationship, then I suggest passing on this film. You will get major PTSD if you just got out of a “fighting” relationship. Likewise, even if you’re “over it”, a small part of you is going to cringe when you hear this couple fight about the dishes. Something goes off! I don’t know what it is, but the fighting in this movie is so real that you start to feel like you need to pick a side! And then once you pick a side, you’re now emotionally involved, and now that you’re emotionally involved, you start getting annoyed at everyone, and then you just want the person next to you to stop eating popcorn so loudly, and eventually you just hope they throw the first punch so you can let them have it!!….ok maybe that’s just me, but this movie changes you, trust me.
Secondly, this film is like 92% fighting, 7% shoving it under the rug, and 1% resolution. So if you are watching this movie to come up with a way to fix your relationship (like what the title low-key implies), get ready for a let down. You’re better off watching “Moana” to learn about resolving conflict – get on a boat, find a Demi-God, and put someone’s heart back.
Finally, my biggest frustration with the movie was that it couldn’t decide on what genre it wanted to be in. At times, this movie seemed liked it was attempting to be a comedy, other times, a tragedy, and even sometimes a drama. By the end of it I didn’t know whether I should laugh or cry. Is it funny that couples can fight so aggressively over the smallest thing? Or should I be upset because they are literally being so aggressive right now? I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL!
Overall, this movie was sad, frustrating, and pretty hard to watch. The never-ending fighting and constant inability to resolve anything as adults puts this movie near the bottom for me.
Popcorn Rating: 3 popped corns, 1 kernel
If you’re single and you watch this movie – you’ll feel great about life.