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2 thoughts on “Nine Months, The Indian in the Cupboard, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, Kids, Grosse Fatigue, 1995

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  • I remember seeing “Kids” onscreen and I HATED it. Well-acted and directed? Sure. But the characters are so loathsome and beneath contempt I wondered, why am I wasting time watching a movie about these people? This is something I don’t remember Gene and Roger ever taking into account, probably for good reason, but I just felt there is no reason to watch a film about horrible, worthless people. Sure it’s shocking, but so what? If I want to be shocked I can look at my bank balance. I don’t need every film to be a 1970s Disney bland-fest, but there has to be SOME reason to spend time with these characters. Some reason for me to be interested in them. There was no reason. I never saw it again.

    Gene’s “critique” of “Nine Months” that you can’t watch it without thinking about Hugh Grant’s dalliance with a prostitute is…..weird. Doesn’t really have anything to do with the merits of the movie. Frankly, if they’d hired the hooker for reshoots it might’ve been a better movie.

    I’ve seen that “Cavalcade of MGM Shorts,” a title which invites one to picture a chorus line of underwear, and it really is a lot of fun. I wish they still showed stuff like that before a movie, it might be worth $20 for a ticket. Funny Roger didn’t mention that Robert Benchley, in addition to being immortalized in a recent film, was also the father of “Jaws” author Peter Benchley. I guess they can’t cover everything.

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