I just got done watching I Am Sam
which is a "you're fired" but not the Hindenburg I was hoping to rubberneck at. It is even a "high you're fired" if that means anything. I liked it better than Windtalkers
which I downgraded to C- because I want to give I Am Sam
a C+. Penn really transformed himself and I often found myself forgetting it was him and not the character. I really liked Pfeiffer which is odd because I almost never do. The big gripes are with the direction, script, camera work. The camera is always calling far too much attention to itself, moving wildly in a way that says, "I have watched far too much 'NYPD Blue'". The script is far too overwrought with melodrama. We don't really learn much about actual legal criteria in the situation presented. Mostly we just move from heartrending scene to heartrending scene which get tiresome when each bit varies wildly from poigniant to utterly ridiculous. I felt that Penn gave it a great effort even though I have no idea why he would pick a movie like this.
I also caught Loser
on cable. It was pretty terrible all around. Not much worth discussing other than that Mena Suvari is really hot. D