Sunday, November 27, 2005

Flicks, no spoilers, I think

I love holidays for the movies they compel me to see. Friday, I saw two, both on the indie side. Went alone. Love it that way.

Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic
65% Fresh at Rotten Tomatoes

Sarah Silverman is bleeping hilarious. The best description I could think of for the flick is Rocky Horror meets stand up. She is imaginative and gutsy, leaving no slur unturned. She's out for all with a sweet, yet scathing, tongue.

My favorite line is when she pseudo-empathizes with the post 30 crowd trying to conceive a child: "The best time to have a baby is when you're a black teenager." [You had to be there.]

Nothing is out of bounds to her and she gets away with it.

The Squid and the Whale
94% Fresh at Rotten Tomatoes

This movie is about how divorce affects a family, but it sets the premise well into the movie with a description of a NY museum display of a squid being devoured by a whale. I guess one could debate who is the squid and who is the whale in the movie, but I have pretty firm opinions on that.

Like so many good family dynamic movies, a kid steals the show. The younger son, swilling beer and sharing his middle school self love with the masses, was disturbingly charming and particularly endearing with the given situation.

It was anything but a tear jerker - rather a good, solid movie that served as a reminder for me about the subjectivity one has in viewing one's life circumstances.

Anybody else see these, or Capote, or Johnny Cash, or anything else gotta see?


DD said...

You went to the movies YOU wanted to see??? *sigh* I had to go see Chicken Little. The last movie I went to see that wasn't rated G was "40 Year Old Virgin", and that was 'cause the other male member of the family wanted to see it...

We don't get the limited viewing movies you get here in the Midwest. Might upset the *morality* of the nation...Whatever!

Away2me said...

I'm not a big movie goer. In fact in the five year's I've known my husband I think we have only gone to the movies 7 or 8 times. We went to see Walk The Line on Saturday (the Johnny Cash movie). It was excellent! Go see it!

Cricket said...

Moviegoing has become a selfish pursuit for me. Before my divorce, I would meet monthly with friends, one group was indie-oriented. If ex was out of town and I took advantage of the monthly parents night out on base, I'd try to sneak in a double feature. Sometimes I can do the same on visitation evenings. P doesn't enjoy movies like I do, so I generally choose ones alone that he'd hate. My son, who is being trained well, has begun liking indie flicks, like Winged Migration, Parrots of Telegraph Hill, March of the Penguins, and Sidewalk Astronomer. At least w/these, everything we see together isn't animated, but I will admit to liking a lot of the animation, too. He loves Japanese animation, so that has been a hobby/following together - Kiki, Spirited Away, Howl's Castle.

I'm so selfish about movies that I make everybody like them, too. Or I go alone! But to see Johnny Cash, I'll have to coordinate it with P.

Orange said...

I saw "Shopgirl" on Saturday, and I saw "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" a couple weeks ago. I recommend both of 'em.