Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Speaking of Hipness

For years, my brother and I have riffed on a bit of movie dialogue:

"Is that a pajama top?"

Eventually I asked him hey, what is that from, and he said, "I don't know. I saw the preview in high school and it was so funny, but I don't know."

A little investigation uncovered the movie "Kicking and Screaming," (not to be confused with last year's Will Ferrell soccer movie, "Kicking & Screaming.") but it was not available on DVD. Nor, it seemed, would it ever be available, as few people had ever heard of the movie. I would have to wait until we were in an economic position--or feeling whimsical enough--to spend $35 on a used VHS of a movie that might or might not be any good.

But now, perhaps because of the success of "The Squid and The Whale" by director Noah Baumbach, "K&S" has been released on DVD and while your local Blockbuster doesn't have it, it is at Netflix. When they tell you it's a long wait, don't believe them, because I moved it to the top of my queue and got it two days later.

I don't want to overpromise. It's not the funniest movie ever. It's very...young. Imperfect. The premise--aimless bunch of friends after college graduation--is not groundbreaking. But the cast is stellar: Eric Stolz, Chris Eigeman, Olivia D'Abo; and there are some great lines, some great moments.

See it.

1 comment:

ergo said...


Now you have to see "Walking and Talking."