56 Memorable Kathy Bates Movies Ranked Worst To Best
“A Little Bit of Heaven” wasn’t the only Kathy Bates movie that attempted to smash together a romcom with more serious themes of mortality (and then fail spectacularly). In “Krystal,” Taylor (Nick Robinson) has a condition that makes his heart rate accelerate to dangerous levels whenever he gets excited. Naturally, he starts to fall in love with Krystal (Rosario Dawson), who can literally make his heart skip a beat. However, Krystal is afraid to commit to a relationship, especially since her last boyfriend (played by T.I.) was an abusive jerk.
According to Robert Kojder from Flickering Myth, Taylor’s heart problem doesn’t even make any sense, since it conveniently only kicks in whenever the plot requires it. What’s more, Taylor lies to Krystal in order to appear cool around her, and the movie treats that like it’s okay.
Bates is featured in the trailer, even though her character (Taylor’s boss at the art gallery) plays such a small role. The filmmakers were probably just trying to capitalize on her status as an Oscar winner, but even then her immense acting talent is largely wasted. Every Movie Has a Lesson writes, “She gets a half of a hospital scene to remind us of her chops, but that scene and her presence is of little consequence when it should mean more.”
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