Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Critical Fellatio

Maybe it's over-exposure. Maybe it's professional jealousy. Perhaps a touch of both? Whatever the cause, I'm already sick to death of hearing the names Ellen Page, Diablo Cody and their critical darling of a film "Juno."

I understand that Cody's backstory as a stripper/author is just so undeniably "cool", but I find the whole treatment of her and this film by the media incredibly irritating. So they made a nice, small, studio-backed "independent" film. Good on them. I've read the script, and it was okay, but dialogue such as "That is one doodle that can't be undid, homeskillet." have cemented, for me, the fact that I will never sit through this one.

And what is with the pseudo-1970's fashion that has permeated films like this and "Superbad?" You know what, even posting about this film is so tired that as I type, my words are annoying me as I read them, so I'm going to stop.

And by the by, regardless of what IMDB profiles say, nobody takes up stripping as a hobby.


Little Earl said...

Well, I think part of it is that since critics have to sit through so many really bad movies, they're more easily impressed by above-average movies. I was skeptical too, but I did see Juno and I thought it was actually quite good (at least much better than the "homeskillet" line would indicate). Maybe you should wait a couple of years when all the buzz and hype dies down, and then you can watch it free of the overexposure. But I know what you mean.

Donna T said...

The one thing this movie (I didn't see it) did for me was put getting published within reach for me- the Diablo story is pretty cool. Nobody to somebody relatively quickly. I think I have professional jealousy here, too. I don't want to be reduced to finding a pole to get my memoir noticed.... ; )