We watched "For Your Consideration" the other night, the latest Christopher Guest spoof. If you like his movies, this is a good one. Other than a clunky ending, it's very funny.
The prescence of Ricky Gervais was an unwelcome surprise for me. I loathe that character he does, and as far as I know, it's all he does. But I'm sure for many people his appearance is a bonus. Some of the jokes in this movie will be much funnier if you're Jewish, so you'll want to convert before viewing.
My favourite of Guest's spoofs and mockumentaries was "A Mighty Wind", a send-up of folk music culture. For me that was both the funniest and the most dead-on since "Spinal Tap". I know most people loved "Best In Show," but that was my least favourite, although it had its moments.
As in most of the Christoper Guest spoofs, "For Your Consideration" affords many opportunities for us to turn to each other and say, "Canadian" (Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara). It's a little slice of the everyone-is-Canadian culture.
Which reminds me, did anyone watch The Colbert Report last night? What did he call Canadians...? "Not bad for a bunch of bilingual..." Bilingual what? This is what happens when you watch TV when you're half asleep. I heard it, and loved it, and promptly forgot it.
Well, only two more movie nights left before the season changes. Which means, it's almost Opening Day!! I can't wait.