- THE THING: A movie! A Mighty Wind
- THE HAIKU REVIEW:
on folk singers and music.
Funny, clever, sweet.
- THE FULL REVIEW:
Another good chapter in the Christopher Guest collection! The ensemble was as good as ever. I didn't think he could come up with odder characters than he has before, but there are a couple wild ones here.
Christopher Guest's film have an odd way of making you laugh at and care about the characters at the same time. I mean, don't get me wrong, he is satirical and mocking throughout, but he somehow gives them all an odd vulnerability. It's pretty wild. I'm always impressed. He can take the most oddball, unrealistic characters, and give them a very human side... at least I notice it more in his films than anyone else's.
I could ramble on for quite some time about how good the film was, but I'll simply say - Just go see it. Well, if you can, it's actually not in a very wide release. Check your local, and not-so-local listings!
Final Score on the Chris Worth Scale: $9.25.
[Which means I got a bargain, since this theatre charged me $9 for an adult ticket. Yeeps. I'm only ever going to matinees from now on. This Blogging gig is not paying much at all!]