Family Affair

December 21, 2010

I’ve been inspired to post, yes quite a rarity.

Before I start, just wanted to congratulate Mr Tricky Trizzle. I enjoyed your wedding, even though you did wear thongs and shorts, inevitable I guess. And I actually got to meet your wife, which is cool.

I’ve always been pretty picky about movies. For most people they are a way to relax, but I seem to find them a little bit more effort. If I’m not enthused about a film beforehand, chances are I won’t enjoy it, or at least not let myself enjoy it. Also, If the first 5 minutes don’t grab my attention, chances are I will turn it off. And they say I’m judgmental…

But I think I’ve found the perfect genre, that pretty much never fails to deliver. The dysfunctional family comedy/drama. I’ve always enjoyed the likes of Little Miss Sunshine and the Darjeeling Limited but upon further research my admiration has grown. Comedies can be not funny, action films corny, dramas melodramatic and thrillers…well not very thrilling. But mix up a few quirky relatives, some sort of journey, a touch of emotion and a lot of arguing and you have yourself a pretty good film. Think Royal Tenenbaums, American Beauty, Dan in Real Life, Oh Brother Where Art Thou and my most recent favourite, City Island.

Starring the grossly underrated, Andy Garcia, it is my most recent famous movie, in a time where I think movie standards have dropped in the last couple of years. Pretty much, prison guard with a big secret (not very big) he keeps from his family and another secret ( a lot bigger) that he brings home. Humorous, though provoking, I even watched it twice, which is a pretty massive thing for me.

Anyway check it out, or any of the other movies I mentioned, you won’t regret it.

:: By huw bizzle 1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Thank you.

    My wife loves Dan In Real Life, though I did not like it. A couple of others you mention there are great though. You’re probs right, the genre has more potential than most. I’m gonna watch City Island.

    Comment by Tricky — January 19, 2011 #

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