September 8th, 2004

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06:37 pm - Without a paddle
I finally got through the last episode of Six Feet Under today (thank god - great show, but in the later seasons it will SUCK THE JOY FROM YOUR SOUL, it's so bleak, and that's totally not what I need right now). So when Nate called and asked if I wanted to go check out a matinee this afternoon, and his pick was Without A Paddle, he described it as "looked funny in the previews, but it might be stupid" and I was like "hell yeah - funny sounds like just the ticket, and I can even deal with stupid if I have to."

Stupid was definitely there, don't get me wrong, but I still laughed a lot harder and more consistently than I expected to. All three main characters - played by Seth Green, Matthew Lillard, and some dude named Dax Shepard - had some really great lines and delivered them well, and there were plenty of lines that cracked my shit up hard that WEREN'T in the previews. Lame ending, but what the hell; I laughed a lot and laughed hard for a little over an hour; that's more than you can say for most of the schlock that passes for movies these days. Thumbs up!

Current Mood: pleased
Current Music: Lynyrd Skynyrd - Tuesday's Gone

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[User Picture] From: stpdlsr
Date: September 8th, 2004 - 03:55 pm
Can't go wrong with Matthew Lillard ans Seth Green.

[User Picture] From: katyakoshka
Date: September 8th, 2004 - 05:27 pm
After watching the first season of Six Feet Under over the course of Memorial Day weekend last year, I felt like I'd been through the neurotic merry-go-round... I've missed all the following seasons, sadly.

Bleakness has its time and place, yep. It didn't help that when I saw it I was still in the midst of my own emotional morass (a transitional thing, but I related all too well to Brenda).

There's not nearly enough movies with Seth Green, or with Matthew Lillard in a good role (SLC Punk is a much better exhibit of his abilities than most of his subsequent roles, IMO). Not sure I'll get out to the theaters to catch the flick, but I might watch it when it comes out as a rental or somesuch.

[User Picture] From: bitchness
Date: September 8th, 2004 - 07:57 pm
SLC Punk is one of my favorite movies ever, and one of the only reasons I still have faith in Matthew Lillard. She's All That almost made me lose it anyway.

[User Picture] From: katyakoshka
Date: September 10th, 2004 - 02:04 pm
Yeah. She's All That... oy. I know there's other movies in which he's another version of the same basic character. Bah.

I so need to get SLC Punk on DVD. *sigh*

[User Picture] From: freakout
Date: September 8th, 2004 - 06:44 pm
I met Seth Green in an airport once and he was not funny or even remotely interesting. But, Six Feet Under. As pathetic as it is, it is pretty much the ONLY show on television aside from Adult Swim cartoons that I watch with any kind of consistency, and I cannot even handle it. I have enough of my own shit to worry about and every week I end up worrying more about these damn fictional characters! First it's Nate, then David, then Claire, then Ruth, then Keith. It's always something with them!

[User Picture] From: zeldappa
Date: September 8th, 2004 - 08:46 pm
I saw that movie with my mom and nieces over the weekend, and I agree. I was really worried about my mom hating it, but I looked over during the "Abort fetal position!" scene (luckily she had not seen the preview), and she was cracking up. She told me again yesterday on the phone how much she liked it.

As a result of my glee for 'Without A Paddle,' I have decided that I have no real taste in movies. I am amused by just about everything.

Also I now lust for Dax Shepard who, if you're wondering and haven't yet looked him up, was on the first season of "Punk'd."

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