Between Charlie Sheen, Nick Cassavetes, Clint Howard, and Randy Quaid, it's impossible to say whether or not nepotism is a problem in Hollywood. Someone should've given Jamie Bozian an Oscar for most bugfuck commitment to a role I've almost ever seen. Sherilyn Fenn is in this and she is great in every aspect that that is possible in this film.
Starts off in somewhat dire territory (Unironic CCR usage during Vietnam scenes?? We have learned nothing), but quickly recovers once in Washington. Loved all the little details like Odenkirk freaking out about the change while trying to memorize phone numbers at all the pay phones and all the machinations of the printing press as you watch the typesetting fall into place and then come to life inside the machines. Meryl Streep is especially good and Hanks is alright if a…
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…