October 13, 2006

Man of the Year

Good movie, funny, go see it. I only have two follow-on comments:

1. Draft Jon Stewart for 2008.

2. Jeff Goldblum. Hot damn. Still got it.

Posted by natasha at October 13, 2006 08:50 PM | Entertainment | Technorati links |

I'll second that. It had gotten generally poor reviews so I debated going but a critic I trust gave it 2.5 out of 4 stars so decided to go to the matinee. Very glad I did. Better than Wag the Dog.

Funny and perceptive. Odd that to keep a PG-13 rating they had to clean up a quote from LBJ. The movie chickened out on the ending, they would have us believe a comic couldn't do better than what we have now?

Posted by: Gary Denton at October 14, 2006 02:45 PM

Ebert and Roeper (actually A.O. Scott and Roeper) both agreed it was weak and pulled its punches in an attempt not to address any actual issues or offend anyone. I take it you don't agree?

Posted by: Eli Stephens at October 15, 2006 07:49 PM

ES - It was supposed to be a comedy, it succeeded at that, I laughed, more or less what I wanted out of the evening. Also, I got to see Jeff Goldblum lurk smokily. Whadd'ya want?

Anyone expecting a no-punches-pulled political commentary should watch the Colbert Report or the Daily Show, or some other emmy-winning current events programming. Or maybe, our bloody press corps should provide that sort of thing and we should quit leaving it to the nation's comedians and the very lonely Keith Olbermann to pick up their slack.

Just sayin'

Posted by: natasha at October 15, 2006 10:11 PM