Wednesday, March 18, 2009

"W." and "Still Waiting" - 2 Movie Reviews



Hubster and I watched 2 movies this weekend.

The first one was "W."
Fabulous movie. Hubster and I BOTH loved it, which I wasn't expecting, considering we usually have VERY different political views. Surprisingly, this was much less a political movie, than it was a movie about George W. Bush, the man (and much of it was about the life he led prior to his entering politics). Definitely an excellent portrayal by Josh Brolin. Very well done. And Richard Dreyfus did a great job as Dick Cheney. Really a very good movie. Two thumbs up from us.

The second movie was "Still Waiting" ... the sequel to the VERY hilarious "Waiting" (which you must see if you have not). Like most sequels, "Still Waiting" was a big disappointment. Although there were some funny moments, it definitely wasn't the comic GEM that "Waiting" was. The absence of Ryan Reynolds was definitely noticeable. Although Luis Guzman and a few of the original cast members were in the sequel, the plot was dumb, the writing was dumber, and it lacked the comedic punch of the original.

However, the original ("Waiting") is a must-see for anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant job... it takes place in a fictional restaurant called Shenaniganz... (which is a very thinly disguised Bennigans...) and truly is hilarious. Ryan Reynolds, Dane Cook, Luis Guzman, Dave Koechner, and Justin Long all starred in the original. Warning though: very raunchy, but also very hilarious, humor.)

3 comments:

Shellmo said...

I'm glad I read your review on "W" - we were thinking of renting it! Thanks for stopping by my blog!! :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hey There, I was wondering if I wanted to see "W"--but you have convinced me that I should. Thanks!!!!!

Hope you are having a great week.
Hugs,
Betsy

Busy Bee Suz said...

The "W" movie has not perked any interest in moi. I almost rented Still waiting recently...glad I did not. I hate wasting money and time...I will look into the first one though, sounds like I would like it.