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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

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Thigh Master

huckabees could be one of the wurstest movies starring jude law, lily tomlin, AND a tall black dude EVER!!!!!!!!!!!

Jake

I don't think that you even have to understand the theories debated in the film to appreciate it. They're just caricatures; I don't think Russell for a moment thought the arguments of either side were intellectually rigorous. For me, the one side of the debate is just idealism written large, and the other is just depressed pragmatism written large; and the debate is a picture of the struggle we all have between hope and despair. But in Russell's hands it's very funny.

I guess I just hate to see this one take flack. I saw Huckabees just after the election and it was a lifeline. I just needed to laugh at the ridiculousness of everything. Red state/blue state indeed.

David

Your top two films are identical to mine. Although I haven't seen quite a few of the films you've listed, due to their not being release in Australia, I agree with your list more than most of the others I've read. Especially, the stuff about Linklater.

Aaron

Jake: I didn't mean to insinuate that I thought people had to "understand" the theories at all. I was trying to say that you have to be open to accepting the possibility of their veracity. I agree with your overall description of them.

TM: Yeah, but considering that it's the only film to ever star Jude Law, Lily Tomlin AND a tall black dude, it's also the bestest. Cuthbert-stizz!

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