|The classic tale of boy meets some crazy|
chick who pretends to be her roomate.
There was a period of time where I only watched movies that were morose and about the lives of maladjusted people, especially if it was about their completely messed up love lives. During that time the Blockbuster by my house was going out of business, and so, instead of engaging other people or doing something constructive with my life I would go next door around 11pm and sift through their marked down movies, picking out ones that seemed sort of interesting. So it was that I acquired Wicker Park, a movie with Josh Hartnett of all people in it. Most recently you might remember him in 30 Days of Night, but he has a pretty good track record that goes all the way back to The Faculty in '98 (which was a fantastic movie by the way). He stars as an advertising executive named Matthew who arrives in Chicago with his fiance, where he sees a woman that he was previously deeply, sexily in love with, like in the picture to the left. (That's Diane Kruger, who you may remember from Inglorious Bastards, or if you watch bad movies, the National Treasure movies. Yes I've seen them, I have FX and USA.) Her name is Lisa.
|You can just tell she's thinking something crazy.|
|She won't look so smug after TWO National Treasure movies.|
|Our careers are made! I'll never star in a Nicholas Cage movie |
about a secret constitution treasure, involving freemasons!
|Oh, she seems nice. I bet she'll be cool with us staying casual.|
Join me on Thursday, when I will finish the week out with a second movie not incorporating explosions, leading us into PRETENTIOUS INDIE WEEK (more on that Thursday).
|With a guest appearance from Zooey Deschanel.|