"Well why are you sitting in here with all the lights off?"
"I don't know."
Pretty much adored every second of My Best Friend's Wedding, which has all the charm and romance of the greatest rom-coms while emphasizing the superficiality and psychopath tendencies of their supposedly relatable protagonists. Julia Roberts' performance is evil and effortlessly charming in equal measure, and the film is constantly re-framing her terrible actions as a futile attempt at controlling the uncontrollable. It not only excels as a traditional romantic comedy, but also as an examination of what these movies are really celebrating. The opening scene is *stunning*, and a short but sweet cameo performance by [redacted] is beautiful and totally unexpected.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Disney/Lucasfilm Headquarters. Int. Day.
Rian Johnson: Oh, hey, JJ!
JJ Abrams: Hi Rian, how's it going?
RJ: Great! I just wanted to say that really enjoyed my time making The Last Jedi. It was so exciting to craft a personal film with Disney money. And everyone at Lucasfilm approved it right away because Episode 7 left me with a bunch of mystery-box ideas and set-up that wasn't going to lead anywhere. Who directed that one again?
JJ: Me. I…