It’s a fringe recommendation- light and airy but well-acted and written. I don’t think anyone will confuse Reitman with Capra or Kevin Kline with Jimmy Stewart but it’s a solid reworking of Smith Goes to Washington and to a lesser extend Meet John Doe and Mr. Deeds Goes to Town.
Solid support behind Kline with Sigourney Weaver, the evil Frank Langella and Ving Rhames—
It’s a testament to Kline that he can pull off playing a character so genuine right next to playing someone like his Otto character in A Fish Called Wanda where he’s unbelievably sarcastic. I can’t really see other comedians from the era (Steve Martin, Albert Brooks, Chevy Chase, Murray) pulling off that level of sweetness—perhaps Dan Aykroyd but I don’t know—a talented comedian
Love the quick cameos- Leno, Arnold, Oliver Stone’s is hilarious with the conspiracy stuff and Larry King
Recommend but barely- not in my top 25 or so of 1993
Can you please review a kevin smith movie, like clerks. He is one of my favorite screenwriters and clerks do example is an archivable film. Thanks
@M – thanks for the comment here- Kevin Smith huh? I’m not the biggest admirer of Kevin Smith’s work. I saw “Clerks” again in 2017 and couldn’t find room in the archives for it.
Thanks. I think that for clerks ypu should take into account that it is not extremely well acted. Nor is tye cinematography out of this world. The film was shot in black and white by the auteur Kevin Smith to allow the viewer to focus on the script, which I think is intelligently written and had me laughing very hard.
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