Saturday, March 2, 2013

Woody Allen is a pervo

I am 1/12th of 1/30th of the way done with THE list! I’m not even going to attempt the “math” required to actually give you a single fraction… But hell… progress is progress, is it not?

Adventure #10: Watch 12 movies (one per month) from Roger Ebert’s list of Greatest Movies.
Rules for Adventure #10 – Movies I have seen before do not count, Schindler’s List must  be one of the 12 movies.

I have discovered that many of the movies on Mr. Ebert's list are not available to stream from Hulu Plus or Netflix. I may have to get the actual DVDs. How very 2009.

So last night I ended up watching Manhattan. Directed by Woody Allen, staring Woody Allen, Mariel Hemingway (Ernest’s granddaughter), Diane Keaton, and Meryl Streep. It was nominated for 2 Academy Awards in 1980.

Best line:

“Hey, I’m honest. What do you want? I say what’s on my mind and if you can’t take it, well then fuck off.” – Mary (played by Diane Keaton) Love her!

The whole movie was full of shots of 1970s era Manhattan which made me realize how much I wanted to visit again. I went on a super awesome trip in 2007 (oddly all my photographic evidence of said trip involves a horse named George and men dressed as toy soldiers) and have wanted to go back ever since (although not specifically because of men dressed as toy soldiers and George the horse).

Me and a horse named George. Seriously I didn't make that up.
Me and some cute little guys outside of FAO Shwartz in NYC

Bottom line… I’m a little weirded out by Woody Allen’s movie about a 42 year old man dating a 17 year old girl. Probably made worse by the fact that in real life he ended up marrying his baby mama's daughter, making him his son's father AND brother-in-law. It's all a little too backwoods Arkansas for me.

Despite the icky old man/teenager sexy time, I give Manhattan 6.5/10* since I dig Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep and Manhattan. 

*Please note... I am not a film critic... I really don't know shit about cinema. So if Woody Allen films get you all excited, don't get your panties all in a knot that I didn't seriously dig this one. I'm sure there are some super important themes and blah blah blah... but I don't give a rat's ass about that stuff... if you creep me out by having sex with your kind of step daughter... I'm probably going to judge the movie you made 12 years before about screwing around with Ernest Hemingway's granddaughter. That is all. 


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