Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Naked Old People

Saw Something’s Gotta Give last night (at the Arclight, of course). For some reason I had really high expectations of this movie. Between all the press acclaiming Diane Keaton’s performance and the lawsuits over whether or not the script was stolen, my interested had been peaked. The movie was just OK. It seemed longer than 2 hours, which is never a good sign. Every time you think it’s going to end, it just starts back up again. Maybe going to the late show didn’t help, but I have a feeling I would have felt just as weary even if I saw it during a matinee. Diane Keaton’s performance was stellar though, and she’s looking really good for her age. She pulls a gutsy full frontal scene, but then again, if I look as good at 60 I will be naked too. Speaking of old nakedness, Jack Nicholson shows his derrière again. Repeatedly. SIDE NOTE: I wonder if they make old people porn. If not, this is the closest thing.

Amanda Peet is just there. Kind of annoying, kind of sweet. You want to pat her on her head and send her on her way. Keanu Reeves on the other hand… let’s just say he stole all of his scenes, and not for his acting abilities.

There was a whole big set up at the theater for that “Lord of the something” movie that is opening this week. I’m not sure what it’s about, but I hear it involves jewelry or something.