Sunday, July 05, 2009

Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth

This movie is a gift.

Why are the reviews so negative? OK, OK, so the original screenplay was written in the 70's for Zero Mostel. And yes, Boris Yellnikoff does turn and address the audience a few times.

This wonderful story/fairytale is the essence of what I'm after when I go to the movies. It's transforming and magical and smart.

If you're scared by the reviews criticizing Larry David's abrasiveness, don't be. He's the perfect Boris. And buckets of humanity, humor, and good will spill in on him from every direction.

When it was over I grabbed Tom's arm and said, "I loved that movie." Thank you, Woody Allen.