Guilty Pleasures, Underrated Gems, and Films So Bad They're Good
Hook. Wet Hot American Summer. Valley of the Dolls. There are some movies that defy traditional standards — films that are panned by critics, but that go on to become beloved classics and cult phenoms anyway.
In Rotten Movies We Love, the editors at Rotten Tomatoes explore and celebrate these underrated films. The book is comprised of short write-ups on “rotten” movies, focusing on why we as a culture love them, why they scored so low on RT’s famous Tomatometer, fun stories about their making, and how they have became pop-culture touchstones. It also features 15 essays by critics from Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and more, each about a rotten movie that they love. Punctuated with black-and-white film stills and punchy two-color graphics, it’s a fun romp through quirky, unusual film history sure to delight any cinephile or pop-culture fanatic.