Monday, October 13, 2008
Quick movie reviews
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist: Michael Cera's endearing awkwardness* and Kat Dennings' sweet, sweet rack play two hipster high school seniors who meet cute against an indie rock backdrop. While the movie wasn't as funny as I thought it would be, I'd classify it as "charming." But if I was 15 years younger, I'm sure that I would've LOVED this film.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall: I'm an unabashed fan of the Apatow machine, so I was greatly looking forward to this movie. While it started out slowly, it eventually started to bring the funny and then never let up. While most comedies of this ilk would portray Sarah Marshall as an irredeemable harpy, screenwriter/actor Jason Segel makes it hard to completely root against Kristen Bell's character. And for the ladies, there's plenty of dong.
*It would be nice to see him break away from this, though. If he can, that is.