chris wrote:Sideways, Mark...was fabulous. Although I think Paul Giamatti is great in just about everything he does. But that movie had a stellar cast that was pitch perfect. And I love Virginia Madsen.
And the Hangover? I have to agree. It was...sort of funny. But it wasn't the most hilarious ever. It wasn't even the funniest movie I'd seen that month (that would go to Zach and Miri make a porno, but I know writer/director Kevin Smith isn't for everyone) I am fine with grossout or raunchy, provided it can be somewhat clever at the same time (again, Zach and Miri) but for me the Hangover didn't deliver the goods.
Sideways is easily in my five favourite films of all time. Love the central theme about a certain type of male friendship - you can have almost nothing in common, but you're sort of attached to some of these people you lived across the hall from when you were 18.
I thought the Hangover really was a thinking-man's gross-out comedy. Though I don't think it was as good as Funny People (though FP was chock-full of Beatle music!)
I did enjoy Hot Tub Time Machine the other week