Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Movie review........ ................. the men who stare at goats .....

Well, it's a great title isn't it ? andd a heck of a cast, George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, Ewan McGregor and Jeff Bridges trotting out his Big Leibowski routine. It's an attempt to bring the book by Jon Ronson to the screen and it works, to an extent. Clooney plays the sparkly-eyed psychic psycho and works well enough with young Obi Wan McGregor to deliver a film that, for me, was amusing throughout, a series of knowing chuckles rather than lots of laughs.

The intended criticism of war and the corporate feeding frenzy that accompanies and follows conflict got a little lost in the flashbacks and Mrs Stuffy found it necessary to grab a little nap throughout the mid section. So, two fluffy pillows on the Mrs S tediumometer and a recommendation from me of "not bad, catch it on Sky when it turns up"

Haiku time ?
Why not

Stare at the screen, stare
at the men, who stare at goats
and chuckle, or doze


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