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Alphabet Movies: real men eat the head

March 5, 2010

F; Fargo

P; Post Grad

C; Cesky Sen (Czech Dream)

B; (The) Business of Being Born

#; 17 Again

I; (The) Invention of Lying

A; (The) Amateurs

#; 2 Days in Paris

does this count? a second numerical movie? well i make the rules, so YES. this counts.

the night before i watched this i watched Before Sunrise for the umpteenth time. ok that’s a lie, it was more like the 3rd. you know, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy fall in love for one night in Vienna. so this inspired me to see what else Julie’s been in, and then i remembered that she directed and starred in 2 Nights in Paris. let’s connect the dots here: i watched it.

first things first. i love Adam Goldberg. idk what it is, but hot damn he’s attractive. only with a beard though because i’ve seen photos of him without one and ehhh grow it back. so naturally, i was probably going to like this movie based on the fact that i like both of the leads.

so this movie is kind of like Before Sunrise/Before Sunset, with the banter and the camera-work. it’s mostly two people talking to each other walking around a city. one is neurotic and the other is kind of slutty. i bet you can guess what their conversations are about.

the more i think about it, the less i liked the movie… but i guess looking at Adam Goldberg the whole time is what kept me interested. wow i’m so shallow. parts of it were good, but others were just unnecessary. i got kind of sick of all of the cab rides with Delpy yelling at the drivers.

i can’t say i recommend this movie, unless you’re a fan of the actors. if you wanted to watch a movie about two people in love in a city, watch Before Sunrise and then Before Sunset immediately after. i was way too tired to do the double feature, but i should have. the story feels incomplete.

can’t win ’em all.

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