Tag Archives: Maggie Gyllenhaal
2001. 113 Minutes. Rated R
“They just wanna see what happens when they tear the world apart.”
I can’t even guess what stupid crap I was watching when this film came out. I know I was in college for what would have been all of about ten minutes before dropping out, packing up all my stuff, and moving to Florida all alone. Maybe if I’d seen this masterpiece, I would have been seeing the world from a different angle. I digress, though–ree whole years would go by before I’d discover it.
Stranger Than Fiction
Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) is doomed. He doesn’t know it at first, but the smallest of occurrences has placed him walking a path everyday that will lead to his imminent death.
Quote: Every weekday, for twelve years, Harold would tie his tie in a single Windsor knot instead of the double, thereby saving up to forty-three seconds. His wristwatch thought the single Windsor made his neck look fat, but said nothing.
A disclaimer for the dudes. If you plan to have ladies in your life, then you are going to be watching movies about love, babies, and couples. That being said… this movie is FUNNY. If you’re drinking water you might choke on it, and then need to drink more to fix the choking, but that never helps if it’s water your choking on, now does it? Watch this movie and don’t drink anything.
I will talk a lot about Adaptation the film, and the idea of film adaptations. I will try to capitalize the movie title every time to keep this stuff straight though.
Quote: Proboscis means “nose,” by the way
Adaptation wows me on so many different levels. This is one you need to watch every minute of, or you will just lose it. I’m going to try and do you all a solid and make it nice and simple. My mother (who is a fairly smart woman) handed me back this DVD last week after I let her borrow it and she said “I had to shut this off Peter, I couldn’t even keep it a little straight.” She is a large supporter of The Big Brown Chair so this post is inspired by her. (Keep it in mind, readers!!!)