I'm gonna wait for it to come out on DVD, and watch it really, really drunk.
Better yet, might have friends over, get really drunk, and double feature it with that film where the non-law abiding bicyclist gets crushed by the Space Needle.
Man, you guys are way way too critical.
Seriously, I'm sorry, but people who don't live in Seattle aren't going to notice most of the things you're obsessing over, other than how bad Charlize Theron was.
You obviously need some sun - stop watching movies and go see Folklife, you're seriously tired or something.
... but I do agree about the VIP party, although Andre 3000 (not Jar Jar you whiny ...) was the best part of that event (and the movie).
Ray Liotta's liberal use of eyeliner was distracting after awhile, but it gave me something to focus on during scenes of excruciating bad dialogue or the multiple "the aide comes in and tells the mayor something important happened!" segments.
I agree about the VIP/non-VIP party as well. I didn't see any cupcakes in VIP.
My "favorite" part of the Q&A was the dude on the right who started off with, "I have a half question, half philosophical comment...". Then was pretty much cut off by the cast when the whole audience began to chuckle at the rest of his "question".
Paul, you have obviously never seen The Walker. Woody Harrelson as a swishy DC escort will make you want to DIE.
Ok, I was mildly interested, but after reading thi.... wait, ANDRE 3000????!?!?!?!
Geeze, so do most people at the opening event get free tickets? It seems like every single Stranger person went.
My tickets were certainly free, @7, but it had nothing to do with the Stranger. Just coincidence.
Also, @2: people are going to notice that the dialogue is atrociously bad. Or at least, they should. Although I do agree that the Seattle connection makes us commenting here a little more critical than otherwise, because it's disappointing that the movie wasn't as it could be.
I maintain still that Townshend could be a good director. He just needs someone else to write the script. Or an editor, or something. There's some promise. Which is frustrating.
@2, I think they'll notice the cliched characters, the trite dialog and the stupid story telling. The movie was a song and dance number away from being a parody of itself.
And really, I'll accept magic Negros and man-needing women in my mainstream films, but form SIFF I am going to demand just a bit more.
On the other hand, the fennel salt kicks total ass.
Do they still do Folklife?
And by the way - nothing good ever came from Seattlelites wearing berets.
The only Seattleite I ever knew who wore a beret was really from Edmonds. No, it didn't help.
The Gary Locke accent thing is really creeping me, out, sorry.
The lashes are real.
For I would know.
I apologize for that unforgivable comma.
Who gives a fuck about an unforgivable comma?
I've seen those Seattle melodramas too...
Gary Locke had an accent in the movie? That's just fucked up. What next? A movie about a panda who does kung fu?
The unforgivable comma was in comment 12, not the movie. Don't Slog drunk, kids. Let this be a lesson to you.
Yeah, but was Townsend drunk when he left out the apostrophe on (the possessive) "countries"? It showed up in one of his Grand Statements that rolled at the end of the film.
Seriously, you gonna spend that kind of money making a preachy (but fun) film... spring for a copy editor. Bad grammar trumps outraged pontificating every time.
Our whole row exclaimed, "apostrophe."
Ah that most read city, Seattle.
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