Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Get Thee To A Moviehouse

Forgotten in my earlier list of guilty pleasures: silly comedies on the silver screen, most notably anything written-by-and-starring an ex-SNL actor or writer, and most especially (I can't believe I'm admitting to this) anything with Lindsey Lohan in it, including remade/recycled films The Parents Trap and, more recently, Freaky Friday, which we rented over the weekend.

Imagine my happiness, then, in finding my favorite movie review source raving about new release Mean Girls -- script written by and co-starring SNL queen bee Tina Fey, directed by the same guy who directed Freaky Friday, and starring Ms. Lohan, Tim Meadows, et al. Even happier: the movie is based on Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction book Queen Bees And Wannabes, and the review mentions Machiavelli, Luis Bunuel, and Edith Wharton in turn; as such, the whole mess turns out nobrow, not low-brow, mitigating the pleasure-guilt quite satisfactorily, thank you.

posted by boyhowdy | 11:23 AM |

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