Thundercats are go!
I wanted to write about Juno
, because it was such a funny, clever, well-made movie with great performances with all actors, but everyone else
already beat me to it. But, three things:
- It made me think about how I like watching funny, clever, well-made little movies like this (and Sideways, and Little Miss Sunshine) more than I like watching most other movies. In fact, if I were to make a list of the types of movies I'd like to see most, it'd look like this:
- Gangster movies directed by Quentin Tarantino or Martin Scorsese
- Funny, clever, well-made little movies
- Comedies with lots of dumb/dirty jokes that star Will Ferrell/Sacha Baron Cohen and/or directed/produced by Judd Apatow
This is probably why I still haven't seen any of last year's blockbusters Transformers, 300, or Harry Potter 700.
- The soundtrack is really, really good. I've actually been listening to it all day. It's full of quiet, folksy pop songs with shy melodies and loquacious, clever lyrics, sort of like early Belle and Sebastian. In fact, Piazza, New York Catcher (from Dear Catastrophe Waitress, my favorite B&S album) makes an appearance.
- *SPOILER ALERT* My favorite scene is when Juno gets home after Mark tells her that he's leaving Vanessa, and she asks her dad if it's possible for two people to stay together. Her father (played by J.K. Simmons, aka J. Jonah Jameson from the Spidey films) replies: "In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person will still think the sun shines out your ass. That's the kind of person that's worth sticking with."
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