- Am I the only one who, from time to time, has difficulty remembering whether Jeff Bridges or Jeff Daniels is the lead of a particular movie? I mean, Daniels used to have the more "affable stoner" characters, and then Bridges did Lebowski. Here, Daniels' Squid and the Whale character is a variation on Bridges' excellent performance in last year's underseen The Door in The Floor. Maddening.
- Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates have a very talented child, and must be extraordinarily permissive and understanding parents to allow their child to play the role he plays.
- Perhaps this demonstrates that I am now thoroughly a New Yorker, but isn't there something inherently wrong with an "Angelika Film Center" with state of the art projection and seating setups (including the lack of a train running from time to time behind the screen) and which is playing Rumor Has It... on one of its screens?
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
THE REAL PROBLEM WOULD HAVE BEEN IF DANIELS PLAYED THE OTHER LEBOWSKI: A few thoughts after seeing the lavishly over-praised, but still excellently acted all around (even by William Baldwin) The Squid and The Whale.
Posted by Matt at 9:28 AM