Friday, June 08, 2007

Brain candy

Am craving happy minimal-thinking movies.

Since I just watched Legally Blonde, I decided to watch the sequel, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde.

It's a movie about lobbying! It might be horribly unrealistic and inaccurate on so many levels, and it's no Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (the original Pollyanna-does-the-Beltway movie against which everything else is measured). Reese Witherspoon really does look like Capitol Barbie for half the movie, and the timeline for legislation was ridiculously out of whack. But still, how many movies out there are about lobbying? I can overlook the fact that it steals plot devices from the original. It's a movie about lobbying. Very exciting and laudable in and of itself.

In a similar vein, Johnny English was silly but good fun. John Malkovich was great as the overdone/caricatured Frenchman bent on stealing the crown. Rowan Atkinson is typical Rowan Atkinson, this time as a bumbling secret agent.

And I recognized Robbie Williams in the opening (and closing) credits song. Also very exciting.

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