340 meters per second

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.

&mdash Alfred Adler (1870-1937)

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Blaine is the stool capital of the world.

Between a surprisingly busy autumn and an empty wallet, C & I haven't rented many movies lately, which is why we've been grateful for MPIX: the selection often leaves something to be desired, but one can find some real gems. Case in point: Waiting For Guffman was on the other night.

Although we're both fans of Christopher Guest, we'd never gotten around to see Guffman. After co-writing and co-starring in the greatest mockumentary ever, it's only natural that he'd want to try his hand at one and although Guffman lacks the polish of Best In Show, it has the same traits that made that movie great: Olympian feats of deadpannery, a devotion to detail and a genuine love of the characters that balances the merciless skewering of their archetypes.

If This Is Spinal Tap and Best In Show are your thing, then Waiting For Guffman is a must-see.


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