Sunday, March 30, 2008

MOVIE: He Was A Quiet Man

One word: WOW!

Christian Slater has come a long way since Heathers and Pump Up the Volume. His portrayal of a covertly insane cubical monkey in He Was A Quiet Man is impressive, powerful, and ground breaking. In my limited opinion, it is the best performance of his career.

He Was A Quiet Man is about Bob and a clever goldfish. They have a little bet going about how Bob will handle certain situations at the office. And, of course, few things ever go according to to plan.

The writing is phenomenal. Extremely original and refreshing. Fantastic dialog. Creative plot. Great action/effects (given the budget.) And fairly good acting.

It is hard to say much else without spoiling the flick. But I'm going to put it on par with Michael Clayton and Smoking Acres for my list of best movies I've seen in the last year.

I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking for a break from the mundane or somebody interesting in a mentally challenging movie. I only wish I'd been able to see it on the Big Screen.
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