November 5, 2012 at 11:32AM
Is this "feel-good crowd-pleaser all that bona fide?
And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!
From: The New York Times (via Twitter)
Movie: "Hyde Park on Hudson"
Criticwire Average: B- (out of 18 critics)
Pull Quote: "A bona fide feel-good crowd-pleaser!"
Author: Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist
Original Quote, in Context: "A bonafide feel-good crowd-pleaser, 'Hyde Park on Hudson' should strike a chord with lenient and undiscerning audiences, but with little substance or heft, the picture is a mildly pleasurable but a forgettable and toothless look at a little corner where history, politics and romance met."
Why It's Weird: Because it's a very selective quote; the only qualified nice words in a sentence teeming with derision. In context, the pull quote is actually kind of an insult -- "If you're lenient and undiscerning, you'll love it!" -- but you'd never know it from the ad. Also weird: whoever pulled the quote decided to add a space to "bonafide." It's a bona fide feel-good copy edit!
This has been another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!