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04 March 2004 @ 09:22 am
Saw Jersey Girl last night. Kevin Smith was even there, so that was cool. It's a good film, not a great one. The acting was good, especially the kid, who amazingly never got on my nerves once. The cinematography (by Vilmos Zsigmond) was amazing, especially if you're expecting it to look like every Kevin Smith film. The story was simple but good, the sentimental stuff getting a tad soggy at times. I was a bit disappointed that it wasn't more about the particular joys of living in New Jersey, but although that theme is hinted at, it's much more about parenting, grief, and learning to accept not becoming who you thought you'd be. Overall though, a fine date movie (my girlfriend loved it).

During the Q&A afterwords, this 16-year old kid criticized the music Smith used as being too "sappy." When Smith asked him which song in particular bothered him, the kid said "Landslide" (Fleetwood Mac version of course). Smith and the audience just attacked him for the rest of the night. The movie does lean on pop song montages pretty heavilly to convey emotions, though, so I can see how if you didn't like a particular song, you would get pretty annoyed.

Smith's next film will be "Green Hornet," not Fletch Won. He's still fighting to get Jason Lee cast as Fletch. And Jason Mews is coming up on one year of being off heroin.

Now, on to the imagery...

slagar on March 4th, 2004 06:36 am (UTC)

smith annoyed me, not that i'm a big fan, by insulting the intelligence of all his audience when commenting about the editing of j-lo out of the movie. when cutting the wedding scene he said that he was worried that the audience would be confused because ben and j never got married.
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on March 4th, 2004 07:08 am (UTC)
I can see that, but I think what he was worried about was that that thought would pull them out of the fictional reality for a minute.
hopefoothopefoot on March 4th, 2004 07:09 am (UTC)
I Am The Electric Messiah: guitar dudeexacademic on March 4th, 2004 07:46 am (UTC)
The tan line of today's choice bother me. Don't get me wrong, I loves me some tan lines, but these are too muted. Tan lines need to be either well defined or non-existant in my opinion.

IN other news, I took advantage of a good upgrade deal, and now have more than twice the disk space and 4 times the bandwidth as before. AssMonkey Forever!!!!!
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on March 4th, 2004 07:54 am (UTC)
Dude, you rock!!!

(For those who don't know exacademic sweetly and divinely provides storage for all of the images you see here on Ass Monkey.
Billy Corganbillycorgan1979 on March 4th, 2004 02:07 pm (UTC)
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on March 5th, 2004 06:36 am (UTC)
ha! awesome. I think I smell a spanking theme week coming up...