The most quotable comedy of my young adulthood. Unmatched cast chemistry. A tapestry of dick jokes with an undercurrent of homoerotic best friend love. Not for all tastes, but a masterpiece.
There are no words to describe my love of this film.
This movie checks just about every “Dan’s gonna love it” box, so maybe take this rating with a grain of salt.
Happy Death Day 2U (2019)
Happy Death Day (2017)
Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)
What if Dazed and Confused had a mediocre script? And also a game cast and a few really charming moments? And the most aggressively late-90s alt-rock soundtrack in every nook and cranny? Lots of cheese and peak Jennifer Love-Hewitt eye candy? Alright, I’m 100% in.
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Some delightful animation and segments… but why did it have to be so shouty and incoherent?
Groundhog Day (1993)
Invented a new genre, and also perfected it. A brilliant concept and exploration of humanity’s boundaries. Groundhog Day is a conceptual and screenwriting masterpiece that entertains and inspires (even if I’m not crazy about Andie MacDowell or some of the creepy romcom undercurrents)
The Last Christmas Party (2020)
An super-indie, ensemble, intertwining college romance in 3 (or more) parts. Not much of the way in payoff, but it has a strong script, and the cast chemistry works, plus there’s a bittersweet magnetism to the affair.
Northwood Pie (2019)
A nearly-good, super-lofi, Linklater-ish, hangout movie. Script is meh but cast is fine, and it’s genuinely nice to look at (especially the pizza-making montage). Wanted more from the romance and the ending.