Tuesday, December 07, 2004

and Baby's dad is Lenny Briscoe!

Generally, pop culture Lists of the VH1/EW/end-of-year newspaper filler variety cover the quality range from "bewildering" to "insane". The latest examples of this are Rolling Stone magazine naming Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" the top song of all time, or the American Film Institute, in their 400 nominations for Top 100 Movie Quotes, failing to include anything from Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack.

So what a stunner to check out this Warburton's list of "Cheesiest Movie Moments", and simply think: Bingo!

POSTSCRIPT: it's hard to understate just how bad Andie MacDowell was in Four Weddings and a Funeral, and the cherry on top was the #3 'moment'. It's too bad - the rest of the cast was great, and they all talked with those funny accents like the Queen! The movie reviewer on CBC's DNTO at the time, whose name eludes me at the moment, summed up her abilities thusly: "If Andie MacDowell was pushed off a cliff, she couldn't act a fall."


At 9:43 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

No question about it. When I came across that that list I was almost afraid to look in case I didn't find McDowell's name.

That line is, by far, the biggest bag over the head punch in the face statement of all time. How it survived editing baffles me - especially considering that the rest of the movie was so well done.

My favourite aspect of the film was that, while it had gay characters, it resisted the urge to make their homosexuality an "issue". Everyone in the movie accepted it without comment, and the audience was expected to be mature enough to do the same. Has this ever happened since?

- jass


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