This is my brother's all-time number one favorite movie ever. At first I remember thinking it was a little ridiculous to even consider any one movie being your most favorite movie ever, but I imagine that it must be pretty nice knowing. From that point forward you always have something against which you can base all other movies. Pee-wee's Big Adventure is a 10/10, that's your starting point. Go forward from there.
Christopher Guest has done it again, but this time it's even better because there's some really fantastic original music that he and Eugene Levy have created. It's unreal all the different bands with individual styles that they created. And just think about all those old "archive" shots that they created with the actors as they are now. That is some serious movie magic right there. That's what I'm talking about!
And this movie more than any other Christopher Guest movie makes me realize how sweet of a thing that that crew has going for itself. You can see how much fun they are all having. Obviously it's a movie and some work needs to get done, but it's also just an awesome excuse for that crew together and hang out and have fun and make a movie. What a dream come true.
I haven't seen this movie near enough as much as I should. It is so incredibly quotable and hilarious and it's some early Tina Fey, which we can all rally behind. And let's not forget Lindsay Lohan. Like seriously, I think we as a society, collectively, are teetering on the edge of completely forgetting that Lindsay Lohan ever existed. Think about it! She was on top. She was the shit, and now she has just faded to black. When was the last time you every heard anything about her that wasn't tabloid bullshit? Lindsay, if you are reading this, we still love you. Let's do lunch sometime.
You know what they say: one person's trash is another person's treasure. This movie is a perfect example of that in my life because my brother thinks this movie is straight up trash (for reals), and I can't get enough of it. This is by far one of Tom Hanks' best roles. He kills it from start to finish. And I can't ever get enough of J.K. Simmons, so that's just like the cherry on top. What a treasure!