Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Wonderful flick


I went to see a movie last night. It was one of those locally made movies. A. Anonymous. I was assured it was good. It was far better than that. It was fantastic. Hilarious. It reminds me of Best of Show. It is a mockumentary on a self help group.

The writing is superb and the characters are hilarious. They did a fantastic job. An amazing job. I first had to get over that I knew almost all the characters. It is hard to watch a character when you know the person. I takes a minute for my suspension of belief in that kind of situation. And once I did I nearly fell out of my seat. The humor is really subtle, but not. More than one time I put my face in my hands. Ray Brewer is a nutjob. Grace with the straight character the whole way through playing off of Brewer and Mizz Jones. So rich! And Tony with that ball and the smiley face. The whole thing. All the characters were just so ridiculously rich. And cameos by Gus Torregrossa from Gus' Fine Fashions and Shoes. This movie involves huffing, Mexican wrestling masks, passing out and more. George was perfectly convincing, and quite creepy funny weird in his execution of his character. Lordy lordy!! Two technical praises- the movie was a good length and the editing worked well with the writing.

Okay enough already. Here is the site.

3 Comments:

Blogger Allison said...

Thanks for writing about this. Dan Bowers, not the mention the cast, are a bunch of underrated geniuses-- and yes, I am wary of using the word "genius" in connection with Raymond, but it applies. Assembled from a great idea that Dan had been batting around for a long time, and a cast of extraordinary improvisational actors, I was stunned with the product. Dan hit it out of the park.

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is it? My link doesn't work.

8:06 PM  
Blogger Steven Fitzpatrick Smith said...

try this link

http://medialab.ifc.com/film_detail.jsp?film_id=1813

9:18 AM  

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