Yeah, it's a great film (with some overbearing imperialism/racism, but you know how that is), but the whole time I watched this I just thought about that episode of Jimmy Neutron that perfectly parodies this?? They're like on the moon and they find some rare gems on the moon with like powers or something and drives them mad with greed. Also there are aliens instead of Mexicans. Or at least I think this is true.
Part of the Queer Films Challenge!
Week 7. A queer comedy
Do you think Ryan Murphy saw this and was just like, I can make a show off this and then he made Glee? Also The Simpsons then parodied that show and made it based in a camp so it came full circle.
I will say I liked the queer protagonist biracial with not clear skin. We don't get a lot of that. Less conventionally attractive queer protagonists!! The fawning over straight guys thing is a little over done though. Some of the skits were great, I'll admit.
Reasons why Letterboxd should take this film more seriously:
- Ron Howard's best film. Can you think of something better? I can't.
- One of three Oscar noms Jim Carrey was robbed of.
- I'm sorry but the script is funny as hell and makes this trainwreck so pleasing.
- Utter madness on the screen.
- ORIGINAL SONG "WHERE ARE YOU CHRISTMAS" SANG BY THE TALENTED FAITH HILL (and co written by the Queen of Christmas herself, Mariah Carey)
I'm sure everyone has said anything ALREADY about this film, but what I want to say that it has been five years since Lupita Nyong'o won her Oscar and this is the first substantial role she has had since then. Also as much as I have a disdain for Disney, I can be thankful this is the sixth film they've hired her to be in, even some of them have been smaller. She really deserves a much bigger career than what she's been given. Hopefully this catapults her (and the other black talent) to more projects soon.