Every year sees films which are just made to fetch awards. Not the small ones. Oh, no sir. They have their eyes on the elusive prize: the Oscar. At times these movies are made very well but don’t get the recognition they envisioned. 2017 had its fair share of Oscar-bait movies, as we like to call them. Now mind you, these films aren’t bad, but certainly were made to garner awards either for their leads or technical aspects. ‘Darkest Hour’ was one of them but alas, it succeeded. So here is the list of top 10 failed Oscar bait movies of 2017. Happy reading!
This was perhaps the most up-front and obvious choice for the list. Featuring two up and coming A-listers in the form of Garfield and Claire Foy (‘The Crown’), ‘Breathe’ focuses on the life of Robin Cavendish, who was discovered with polio at the untimely age of 28 and was deemed to be a short-lived visitor on earth. Defying all odds and conniving with his friend at Oxford, he finds a solution for all paralyzed patients across the world with an electric chair. We’ve seen similar story in ‘The Theory of Everything’. ‘Breathe’ is a decent movie, but the way it is paced to accommodate as much time as possible for a paralyzed Garfield shows its ambitions to win awards.
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