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[Comments] (1) : I got dragooned into seeing a movie today, but I got to pick the movie. I picked Melinda and Melinda, and... well, it was okay, but not great. Pros: Will Ferrell was funny, and the concept is good and very Socratic ("Oh, hi, Socrates, we were just discussing which is the worthier form of drama: comedy, or tragedy?"). Cons: It dragged a lot. Two miscellaneous fun things: the movie features Wallace Shawn in full Grand Nagus Zek mode, and there's a scene where a guy wears a plastic mullet like the one Brendan has.

It's a cliché to say that Woody Allen doesn't make funny movies anymore, but I'd rather perpetuate a cliché than a base falsehood. At least he's started having good ideas again.

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Posted by Sumana at Sun Apr 03 2005 19:49

To give some context: he could have also picked "The Upside of Anger", "Downfall", "Beauty Shop", "Sideways", or "Millions", among other choices.


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