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Most movies become popular because either their lead actor (or the entire cast) is the best part of the movie, while there are some characters who aren’t as loved.
So, the question I ask today is: Can a movie still be enjoyable if every character is unlikable?
I just recently rewatched Tomcats (2001). but I didn’t just watch it once, I ended up watching it many times. after thinking about it, I couldn’t help but feel that this movie fits this description perfectly. Every one of these characters could be described as unlikable. They’re not necessarily bad people, but all of their motivations could be considered “selfish” in nature. this wouldn’t go any further than landing on a guilty pleasure list.
So what about you, screenagers? Can a movie still be enjoyable if every character is unlikable?
I’ll see you in the trenches.