Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Zach and Miri and Gran Torino

JAN 04, 2009
My head is still reeling from this movie. It is THAT good. The other part of the reelage is that I can't really talk to anyone about it. I am trying to remain spoiler-free. Once this thing gets a wider release though, it is OVER.

So, a funny cat named IM TOO FRIVILOUS demanded that I watch ZACH AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO. Well, I have been over Kevin Smith for a solid decade, so I have been sidestepping this thing like Donkey Kong barrels. FRIVILOUS persisted, and I hustled a screening. I have to say that he was definitely right on one point: JUSTIN LONG. That kid is the funniest guy on the planet right now. He plays an out and out gay porn actor that will almost make you forget JEEPERS CREEPERS. Is ZACH AND MIRI funny? I think so. Furthermore, it manages to kick up the sweetness and the mush in such a way that you are left rather befuddled at the end. This is a date movie, not a comedy about porn.

How is GRAN TORINO getting all of these great reviews? I really do believe that anyone who saw this and gave it a good review is handing the review to Eastwood simply because they are afraid he will hunt them down and shoot them in the face. GRAN TORINO is nothing special. It is actually a bummer. You want better Clint you should go back to EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE.

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