Movie Reviews


Dir: Spike Jonze
2002 Color English 114 min
Rated R for language, sexuality, some drug use and violent images.

Another Netflix mixed bag. Roger Ebert said this was one of the best movies of the year. I just found it to be boring. AND I had to suffer through not just one Nicholas Cage, but two. (Damn Twins).

I was raring to give Spike Jonze a try and this was my first attempt. I do see some great potential here so I will probably still add Being John Malkovich to the Netflix list. I did like Charlie Kaufman’s adaptation of Chuck Barris’ book – Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (though I did point out it was a bit uneven here and there – come to think of it I think that is my biggest gripe against most movies these day – too uneven.) so hopefully this was just a mixed bag movie and not a litmus of things to come.