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Lovefilm

Poor Choice of Films.

Lovefilm instant is very well marketed - to be fair, they don't use clips from any movies that aren't actually available to Instant customers. However, it is a little misleading in that it claims to have a huge selection of films, when the choice is actually very disappointing.

I'm an avid movie fan, and I'll watch pretty much anything, but each genre is very disappointing, and you end up feeling as though there was no real point in bothering. For example, the 'teen' section is massively disappointing, and is missing classics such as 'The Breakfast Club' and 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'. So maybe they have some modern hits to make up for this? Unfortunately not - it would make a lot of sense for them to have compensated for their lack of classic choice by selecting modern hits such as 'Mean Girls' and 'Clueless', but again they come up empty.

This seems to be the same pretty much across the board - 'Psycho', surely a staple in any horror movie playlist, is also missing, as is 'Carrie' (for those with a more modern taste). In fact, the whole site is pretty shabby in terms of films. Ironic, considering the name of the company.

A saving grace is the selection of television, with whole seasons of 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Criminal Minds' available up to recent season for those with a taste for drama. There are even great kids TV shows such as 'Pingu' and 'Fireman Sam'. Don't worry, I'm not one of those people who still only watches kid's shows at 19, I'm just looking back fondly on my childhood..... But again, it's supposed to be a site for films, and although it boasts an impressive selection of nearly 3,000 titles to watch in movies alone, the choice is so poor that you end up not wanting to watch anything, and if you do, it's because it's the best of a bad bunch. (And maybe the occassional guilty pleasure, ahem, Burlesque, ahem.)

Basically, sort it out, Lovefilm! Get up to date, and get some decent movies, please!!!!!!!!

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Caitlin Michelle
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