I'm finally crossing another cinematic imperative — Taxi Driver — off my list. But in a way, it has more of an edge today. Three days before my viewing, an unhinged whack-job shot and killed three random people, seemingly motivated by a lifetime of racial hatred. Before that, a soldier at Ft. Hood in Texas shot nineteen people and killed three. Even more attacks have occurred just before and after those. There's no connection here and that's the point.
For those who are old enough but missed it, you can be forgiven. For those who are younger and only know Chevy Chase as the old bald guy from Community, you can be forgiven and might not like this at all. This is not a comedy classic. It's extremely stupid in fact. But I've discovered I still enjoy it and on different levels as an adult than my first (and last) viewing at eleven. The plot? Chevy Chase is a…
INT. MOVIE STUDIO CONF. ROOM - - DAY
BJ, a studio head, enters room. Three interchangeable producers have been seated for over an hour.
Hey Connors! How's it hangin' pal? I banged your ex last night. My complements to YOUR plastic surgeon and HER palates instructor!
TOADY 1 (CONNORS):
HA! Good one BJ.
OOOH! BAM! You are the man BJ!
Score one for BJ!
Alright, enough bullshit. Business! So… we're wrapping up that Twilight…