Doesn't amount to a whole lot but it's a breezy road-trip comedy with plenty of dildo jokes and wacky antics. That's all you need.
A pleasant and relatively engaging movie that ultimately left no real impression on me. Maybe the memoir simplicity is just undercooked for my taste, but these characters are lacking any sort of interiority to latch onto, and all of the forlorn glances and unspoken feelings offer very little in terms of substantial weight. I think it Works as a movie, with a strong contrast between distance and intimacy, although I can't really say that I found it personally affecting…
Found myself enraptured fairly early, with the wounded pigeon as a overt metaphor of self-reliance and vulnerability. As cute as it is on a thematic level, it rings true, and the payoff is massive. Being an artist, what's tangible and emotional ultimately still needs to be networked, sold, commodified. Ordinary people, extraordinary moments.
First watch in a long while. My heart started to ache as soon I heard those first few notes of Bernard Herrmann's score. Betsy's reflection in the rear-view mirror conjures up feelings of a grimy nostalgia, a misguided fantasy, the beginning of a dream and the end of a nightmare. Or maybe it's the other way around.
This movie fundamentally re-wired my brain.
An extravaganza of bawdy humor and vicious gory set-pieces - this early 2010s creature feature is heavily underseen and it made for a perfect fit on our podcast. Ving Rhames! Adam Scott! Jerry O'Connell as a porn director! It has it all!
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*Was a 70, now an 80*
This new-ish Authentic Cut doesn't do a whole lot beyond a more ambiguous coda, and that's precisely what this movie needs. There's plenty of melancholy mystery here, not just in the plotting but also in the sensory details. Those grey-scale nighttime sequences feel like the digital endpoint of the angst and passions of Rumble Fish. Love this movie.