Local Hero is one of the most scatterbrained, poorly scripted, and utterly useless movies I've ever seen. It's the story of a guy who travels to a small Scottish village to buy their village for his oil company, but also while he's there he has a directive from his boss to look for a comet in the sky. Yes, as insanely unrelated as that last part sounds it felt 3 times more odd while watching the film. And, strangely enough, that's not even the weirdest thing going on in this movie. Yet, Local Hero is not presented as some farcical comedy, they seem to be playing it straight. Also there's a whole storyline about how the guy who came out to this village starts to grow attached to it for no real reason that we can see. Not to mention how he falls in love with the innkeeper's wife out of nowhere. I'm completely stymied trying to make a logical argument out of why this movie didn't work, but for me it was literally every single aspect that failed. It wasn't funny, it wasn't touching, the acting was bad, the plot made no sense, and the resolution was frustrating and pointless. Also the final resolution only made 3 people in the entire film happy, so really one could argue it was a sad ending. HATE is not a word I like to use that often for movies, I reserve it for really annoying or painful movie-viewing experiences. Local Hero was one of those experiences. It's so bland and dull in the tone and pace that I'm surprised it was even able to elicit this kind of ire from me, but it was just so lazy and poorly-executed that I wanted to scream. I'm surprised I even made it to the end.