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Script Doctor Eric

The Best Written Movies of 2008

(In no particular order. And by that, I mean alphabetical.)

Bolt

The Dark Knight

Doubt

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Frost/Nixon

Hancock

In Bruges

Kung Fu Panda

Iron Man

Let the Right One In

Milk

Slumdog Millionaire

WALL-E

Hancock and Iron Man make the list because it’s not so easy to write a big Hollywood movie without making it uber-cheese. (Go ahead and try. I’ll wait.) Bolt gets the nod because the writing turned a bland premise with 90’s animation voiced by John Travolta and Miley Cyrus into a fun family adventure, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall balances crass humor with a sweet love story better than anything since Chasing Amy

I’m sure I’m missing a few, but I’m just throwing these out here to say look, for all the complaining we do about how “they don’t make them like they used to,” sometimes they do make a well-written movie now and then.

Usually, those movies are animated.

Seriously.

-Eric

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