Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Stranger than Fiction

V and I had an invite to see a pre-release screening of this movie a year or so ago, but we ended up missing it for reasons that made for a memorable evening.

Now I get to see it speeding away from Guate on a TACA jet, occasionally finding the flashes of lightning outside the window more interesting than the action on the little screen overhead.

There have been a number of superior movies, several penned by Charlie Kaufmann for instance, in this ilk. The laugh-a-minute metaphysics of Groundhog Day also pops into mind. And none of them, thankfully, had Emma Thompson in them.

It's a story about a tax inspector who wants to be a guitarist apparently written by a tax inspector who wants to be a postmodernist. The sort of fiction I generally read is stranger...and better.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just one look at the cast and you know it's going to be...not good.

There seem to be an awful lot of films like this lately...postmodernism for the middle-brow crowd.