Saturday, August 02, 2008
Last week, I had free passes to see Step Brothers. The night of the screening we had dramatic thunder storms, traffic into the city was a mess, early reviews on the film were poor, I decided to stay home. All week I've been wondering, "could it really be that bad?" Also, Richard Jenkins is one of my favorite actors, I was anxious to see his performance. After a long week, today was one of those days I didn't want to talk to anyone, so I scheduled a triple play at the movies. Step Brothers was everything I expected. Silly story, poor execution, but Jenkins' performance made it worth my movie dollar. I kind of felt sorry for the guy who tried to engage me in conversation, on the way out, by saying, "that was freakin' hilarious!" Not so much for me.
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I think there may be a bit of a male/female divide on this one a la "The Three Stooges."
I'm hard pressed to describe precisely why I liked "Step Brothers" so much ... and I really expected to dislike it from the trailer. But I laughed all the way through. And isn't Jenkins having a late career boom? Well deserved.
Toto~You may be right about the gender factor on this one. Jenkins is receiving an award at the RI Film Festival this weekend, he deserves the recognition.
"I kind of felt sorry for the guy who tried to engage me in conversation, on the way out, by saying, "that was freakin' hilarious!" Not so much for me."
Similar moment when one of the guys in our group, knowing I blog, asked me hopefully "So, did ya like it!?"
*sigh* These are the sort of people this movie was marketed for.
Mad Hatter~I love enthusiastic reactions at the end of films. I just couldn't muster one for this film. I'm glad some folks liked it.
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