movies i want to watch:grind house
maybe movie hop:black snake moan
the astronaut farmer
Monday, October 03, 2005
in what is possibly his finest acting job to date, keanu reeves co-stars as a spiritual orthodontist alongside an angsty thumbsucker. on one level, this movie is kind of a "d.a.r.e." for the prozac/ritalin generation. but the parts of the film that i found to be most poignant were the interactions between the thumbsucker's family. a coming of age story told with humor and humanity, thumbsucker was a pleasant surprise of a film. and all of the famous faces in the movie -- hi keanu, hi vince vaughn -- do wonderful work playing tongue in cheek versions of their usual movie personas.