This series is based on movies that my wife should have seen at this point in her life but somehow has failed to do so…
However, I’m in a similar boat as she is on this one. Even if it is one of those movies that all my friends seem to know. But, I must confess, the real reason this is going to be watched is because it is Veronica Mars’s favorite movie.
So what do we know about this movie?
I really don’t know anything.
Yeah… I think he’s a slacker or something. And then shenanigans occur?
That seems right.
I press play.
I just hope this isn’t a Napoleon Dynamite situation…
1/2 way through the movie
Courtney was falling asleep – not due to the movie, that she was enjoying, but just too long a day. Which means we’ll be picking this up next weekend!
Flash forward about 2 weeks actually…
After not getting back around to watching the movie the following weekend, we picked it up again. Courtney requested that we rewind a little bit, so we ended up backing up to the point that Sam Elliot makes his first appearance. At which point we have the following conversation:
John – I don’t think Sam Elliot has aged. Like he was this old since he started acting right?
Courtney – It’s the mustache. If he didn’t have that cowboy mustache, I wonder how his career might have gone.
John – Does he have a mustache in Road House?
Courtney – (Thinks) I don’t know.
Note – after we finished this, I noticed that either HBO or Amazon Prime has Roadhouse for free. So we fast-forwarded until Sam makes his appearance. He does not have that trademarked mustache but instead has a kind of scruffy not quite a full face of hair, but not just a couple of days stubble.
So crisis averted.
Back to the movie.
Which we actually finish in this session.
I think it was a big no-no to break the movie up onto not only different days but different weeks. Which, anyone watching just about any movie would agree with, but sometimes the ole wifey gets sleepy and I know that when the eyes start closing it is well past a losing battle. When we restarted, I had to give Courtney a quick catch-up on where we were. Plus, given the nature of the movie which is a quintuple cross (I think, there is a lot of BS being spit during various portions of the movie).
We also had a minor discussion about the fact that White Russians and Caucasians were the same drink (remember, we don’t drink, so we know literally nothing about alcohol).
Personally, I liked the movie. It is so random and weird but had a ton of funny moments. However, I would say that the two (I believe there were only two, though you might make the case that the whole movie was one big drug-induced dream) hallucination scenes didn’t do anything for me. They didn’t last very long, but I honestly felt like they could have been skipped and the movie would have been better for it.
I don’t know what to say. I think the big thing is that it couldn’t hold my attention in the second half of the movie.
Well, you were kind of nodding off.
Exactly. I liked what I saw, but it was… hmm… it just didn’t hold my attention that well.
I am a little shocked this has become such a cult classic.
Yeah, me too.
So this is where you and your girl have your first disagreement.
Veronica Mars and I are fine, but I think it might be Rob Thomas’s favorite movie more than hers. Veronica and I are just fine.
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