Simon Whistler of Today I Found Out narrates a fascinating exploration of what is widely considered the worst film ever made: 1988’s Mac and Me. Whistler gives an objective history of the movie, noting its direct similarities to E.T., the unabashed product placement, and the utterly ridiculous scripting and delivery. But he goes below the surface, revealing the film has one major redeeming quality.
Here’s a hint: It has to do with the lead child actor, Jade Calegory, who played Elliot—I mean, Eric. Though the film deserves 99% of the ridicule it receives, the sensitivity and progressiveness Calegory’s character received are absolutely noteworthy.
Give The Silver Lining of the Worst Movie Ever Made a spin and let us know what you think in the Comments section! After that, you can check out the trailer and synopsis for Mac and Me, written and directed by Stewart Raffill. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: A young extraterrestrial, separated from his family and stranded on Earth, finds friendship with a handicapped youth.