Sunday, November 08, 2009

Didn't Stare Close Enough

I saw a review, can't remember where, of The Men Who Stare At Goats, that complained Kevin Spacey only appeared in a handful of scenes. How odd. First, he's fourth-billed--anyone can see this film stars George Clooney, not Spacey. Second, he's in plenty of scenes. It's a fairly sizable supporting role. I don't understand how any critic could say otherwise.

By the way, part of the story takes place in Ann Arbor, but it didn't look like they shot there. On the other hand, Whip It, Drew Barrymore's film, takes place in Texas, but was shot in and around Ann Arbor.

PS I found the review. It's in The Hollywood Reporter, of all places. It ends with this: "Spacey, who appears in a handful of scenes, has but to bat his eyes balefully to convince as a walk-on villain." Bizarre.


Anonymous cheap said...

Last night i saw its review ....hmmmm
i am not happy after that.

2:05 AM, November 09, 2009  
Blogger LAGuy said...

I assume you're referring to the Clooney film. It's split the reviewers, but I think most people are walking away disappointed. Whip It may be worse, since the reviewers seemed to like that one while the public didn't.

9:04 AM, November 09, 2009  

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