Friday, April 08, 2011

30 Day Film Challenge-Day 3 - A Film I Watch to Feel Good

This one's easy...Steve Martin's wonderful modern fairy tale L.A. Story. It was a film that could easily have been missed, but it hit me at just the right time in my life, and on a day when things were going well, and I just loved it. The movie is about a television weatherman who is having a mid-life crisis while dealing with the surreal weirdness that was life in Los Angeles in the early 90s. It's silly, moving, sad, and bizarre, with lots of great cameos by people like Billy Crystal, Kevin Pollak, and even Patrick Stewart. It also was the big-screen debut of a very young, and surprisingly hot Sarah Jessica Parker. If you like sweet but slightly cockeyed tales that also paraphrase Shakespeare liberally, and take full advantage of their cast's talents, I highly recommend L.A. Story. It left me smiling for days, and still gives me a warm glow when I think of it.


forget_who_you_are said...

I will have to watch this sometime. I've never seen it.

flurrious said...

I remember almost nothing about this movie except Steve Martin staring at a sign on the side of the highway and that Sarah Jessica Parker's character spelled her name in a nutty way. I think it was SaNdee* Everyone described her as "surprisingly" hot back then, probably because she was only known for playing a nerd in Square Pegs. Now, most people seems to hate her, at least judging by the number of times I've seen her referred to on the internet as an "old horseface." Even Jerry Seinfeld only gets "horseface."