Is Linda Fiorentino contractually obligated to sleep with someone in EVERY independant film?I watched this video one cold March evening, after repeated pressing from my friend and co-worker Craig, who loved it beyond belief. And so, I watched it. And it was OK. It had some funny parts, mostly from Michael Rappaport. Now, I'm sure that all of you out there sensed this brilliant actor's comedic potential as the coo-coo crazy Nazi in Higher Learning (Oh, that wacky Nazi, who's he shootin' at next? Hyuk!), but rest assured, Senor Rappaport is quite droll in this here cinematic adventure. And the fact that in real life, he was arrested for stalking one of his co-stars in this movie only adds to the zany goings-on.
"Michael Rappaport's the wackiest stalker in town!"
But the rest of this movie is pretty lame. Kevin Corrigan, the star of this movie, also wrote it, and it's too damn wordy. And not those "funny" kinds of words, either. He tends to use the "boring" words, which I feel was a crucial error. Always use the "funny" words in a comedy, Kevin. But, of course, he wrote the film, so obviously, EVERYTHING he wrote ends up in there. Because his writing is BRILLIANT. To that, I say, BULLSHIT. His dialogue scenes with Linda Fiorentino are without a doubt the most slow-moving scenes since an experimental film festival, where filmmakers get extra marks if they spend four hours filming a flower, with Emerson, Lake, and Palmer in the background. And then Linda sleeps with Kevin. Why? The dude looks like a weasel. The only reasons to see this movie are James Woods, who plays the crotchety old uncle (you can tell that he's old by the fact that he's wearing a hat) Lilli Taylor (the stalkee of Michael Rappaport), and Burt Young, Pauly from the "Rocky" movies. Oh, Pauly, will you ever stop drinking? You'll gamble away all of the family's money! Oh. Shit. Wrong movie.Sure, it sucks. But James Woods dies in it. That's GOTTA be worth something.
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originally posted: 11/05/98 03:23:05