September 8th, 2004
|jimbojones||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