Strangers With Candy


I forgot to add that I watched Strangers With Candy the other day with a friend of mine.  We had just finished watching the soul-crushing Patriots defeat at the hands of the hated Colts, so I asked for something funny and easy on the brain.  Well, it is at least the latter.  It was moderately entertaining, as principles Stephen Colbert (yes, that Stephen Colbert), Amy Sadaris and Paul Dinello took their shortlived TV satire to the big screen.  It tells the story  of a middle-aged ex-con who re-enrolls in high school in order to bring her comatose father back to life.

Funny in spots, although not laugh out loud funny, really.  My friend said he watched it again the next day and that it was better if you were more alert and less buzzed than we were.  I'm not sure it would be worth watching again, as my Netflix queue stretches over 100 movies, but it might happen.


This has nothing to do with your post, but I just wanted to say that I loved Le Circle Rouge.

I love a good crime film and I was surprised that I hadn't heard of Circle Rouge until recently.  Perhaps that will be my Friday night movie tonight. Thanks for the encouragement!

It is a french Noir, so it is somewhat sparse and not full of fast-paced action like american crime movies are, which is why I think I like it so much.  

Oh, I have no problem with French noir!  Riffifi and Les Diaboliques are two of my favorite crime flicks.

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