Thursday, June 26, 2008

Blast from the Past (movie review)

Brendan Fraser plays like a Tom Hanks in Big, a doofy big kid out to lose his virginity, and with his father's fear of adult book stores and all things communistic ("dirty hippies" were still to come).

Alicia Silverstone plays an endearing been there done that type, disillusioned with role model alternatives, not sure where to turn (the "cultural malaise" president Carter was talking about?).

We get more satirizing of the atomic bomb era's Nuclear Family (a mostly anglo-suburban demographic), of which later Americans were manifestly not proud, on many levels.

So I can think of worse fates than 35 years home alone with Sissy Spacek, but that's just a fan talkin'.