something's gotta give
Somewhat bored, tired of stuffing myself too much, and not quiet on land yet, I pursuaded my mom, my only other acquaintance on the ship, to go see the movie. It was like 7pm, and as those know Alaska in May, it was about as bright as 4pm, and sun wasn't set to go down for yet another 3-4 hours.
The movie proved to be more funny than I had thought, and even my mother couldn't contain herself laughing at odd scenes, such as Jack Nicholson denying usage of certain drug, and also walking around heavily sedated without covering his bottom.
The movie, though vague in my mind in its success in hollywood standard matrix, wasn't a mega blockbuster in my recollection, and that sorta saddens me.
It's a well made comedy, very cute, and with a great casting I thought.
I've been sort of traumatized with Jack's performance in "One flew over Coockoo's Next" to the point that I thought of him as a lunatic and not a great actor, but his films of late are quiet humourous and he look like a great actor. Oh well, now I might blush... Heh.
I've had much respect for Diane Keaton and Keanu Reeves, and I've seen plenty of Amanda Peet lately to know them all, in various movies, various rolls.
While playing with flickr last night, I've put the DVD on play with special feature* of makers' commentation turned on. Description of places not actually being at where they're supposed to be, creating a temporary set of location, actors pretending to be warm when it's chilly and raining, chemistry between actors, improvision of small script into a full act, Diane's own special pausing here and there, ....
There were much more than just a laughable comedy in this movie, that I've learned so much by listening to the comments.
And, I couldn't stop thinking maybe Keanu might have been a better cast than Tom Hanks on "Da Vinci Code"? Afterall Keanu's done plenty action movies, and he does look attractive enough and intellectual enough as a Hampton's doctor. Nah, forget about his slurry speech in "Bill and Ted's excellent adventure" days.
The movie's interesting and funny, and comments give extra boost to how the movie is interesting. ^^ I give two thumbs up!