I saw this with my Mom in the theater and recall her saying something like "It's a modern day 'Like Water For Chocolate' " - for the record it is NOT. There's a thing with food and her emotions that's vaguely similar, but there's a lot of terribleness to behold. It's a Rom-Com with no Com, and not a very convincing Rom either. The thing that's so startlingly off is this weird serious tone that the movie carries throughout. Not…
I want to talk about 90's Reese Witherspoon. Tucked in between Freeway and Cruel Intentions - this was the best time in Reese's career. So many small stylistic details about her character that I love. First and foremost, cute impractical wardrobe. She's a "stripper" (really a go-go dancer but whatever), lots of tight plastic-y clothes, good blue striped shirts, knee socks and those black and white polka dot vinyl pants are truly a spectacle of wonderment. Secondly, her busted old…
I did one teeny tiny measly little wrap day in wardrobe for this movie, so I won't rate it. I did love it and I'm very proud. As a result of this I met Jon Hamm at my friend's birthday party which took place at a skating rink and our interaction was as follows...
I went to the snack bar, Hamm rolls up. We had briefly met earlier.
Jon:...... Did ya get a corndog?
There may have been more but that's all I was able to process.
This is exactly what I needed. Sometimes I get really wrapped up with work and my movie watching suffers. I start to forget who I am and it becomes a this depressing spiral. 'Death Spa' reset my battery. It hits all of the sweet spots. Effervescent beams. Just just soak it up like a girl in a high wasted bikini absorbing UV rays from a hot pink tanning bed. This is as close to the sensation that 'Dr. Caligari' left me with as any movie ever has. This was a pretty fucking zen.