Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

Best Christmas movie ever? Carrie. Can you believe that I've never seen it before? It was on the other night and I taped it. I watched it this morning.

What a great flick! It's not actually good--the acting is flat, a little forced. The cast is surprisingly all-star (mostly b-list, but recognizable faces). Hell, John Travolta is in it! And the plot, building towards the flaming gym at the prom--brilliant. Love that whole puberty=out-of-control metaphor. It's total wish fulfillment for any kid that was ever teased or picked on in school (count me in!). I also understand why everyone always asked me if I missed going to the prom (I did). It was clearly a very big deal in the "old" days. And what's up with this business of only being able to go if you had a date? That's just evil. I also love that everyone playing a teenager is at least 21 years old. It's the best teen horror movie ever. Too bad there's not more sex--but the lack of sex and the fear of sex is just as good.

And the ending! I'm not saying who dies (almost everyone), but one death in particular stands out. Bravo for the death scene and manner of death.

If you haven't seen this movie, you must. You really must. What a hoot.

Merry Christmas!

branches

Grateful for: good bad movies.

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