Archive for February, 2013

Old Skool

Posted: February 7, 2013 in 2003, Comedy, USA

Thought of laughing and picked a free dvd from the library that had a stand focussing on ‘weddings, family reunions and parties’. Amongst Festen, La Graine Et Le Mulet and other art house fare was a movie with Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn and Luke Wilson. A Will Ferrell movie at my library!!!! But hey, it looked like it could be as funny as Hangover and it was free, so what the hell.

HELL!

Hell is a place where movies like this are successful. This grossed 75 million dollar at the box office in the US. I don’t want to draw conclusions, but really. If anyone reads this and laughed with any scene in this movie, reveal yourself. I want to know who this comedy was made for. There is nothing funny at all about this  ‘older guys starting a fraternity to come to terms with being total losers’-flic.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0302886

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Breakfast On Pluto

Posted: February 3, 2013 in 2005, Drama, Ireland, LGBT themed

Movie night at the owners of the airbnb I’m staying at. Amongst the many (more intriguing) art house movies on their shelves, Breakfast On Pluto was picked. We all fell asleep near the end.

An orphan grows up in Ireland, but leaves for London when he’s an adult. The small town in which he was raised isn’t ready to accept him who he is: a man trapped in a transvestite body!  And he might meet his natural mother in the big city. This happens in the seventies when glamrock is successful and when the IRA is a threat to society.

It’s not that the movie is boring. The dialogue is witty and the directing is fine. The glamrock and IRA parts were interesting. But I couldn’t relate or empathize at all with the crazy cross dressing main character.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0411195/