Really good shit here, with Clooney going into berserker mode with the eye acting and facial reactions, hilarious in a lot of the same ways as The Hudsucker Proxy. Richard Jenkins and Jonathan Hadary also steal the show, with the refrain of "A SILLY MAN!" echoing in my head long after it was over.
Young Baz Luhrmann: "Hey mom! Look what I found in the dumpster: it's some old book!"
Mom Luhrmann: "Honey, put that thing back where you found it and get back to filming me throwing glitter at your father."
Young Baz: "But ma! It's got some superficial romance and a melodramatic tragedy of an ending and some subtle political commentary that I can wash over if not ignore completely!"
Mom: "Well, okay honey, I'll let you read it just this one…