Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Forecast Calls for Implausibility

From Ebert's review of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. He only gave it 2 1/2 stars, but if I were the filmmakers I'd be pretty proud to have given a critic like Ebert the following experience:

"Let me search my memory. I think — no, I'm positive — this is the first movie I've seen where the hero dangles above a chasm lined with razor-sharp peanut brittle while holding onto a red licorice rope held by his girlfriend, who has a peanut allergy, so that when she gets cut by some brittle and goes into anaphylactic shock and her body swells up, she refuses to let go, and so the hero bites through the licorice to save her. You don't see that every day."

1 comment:

Ray said...

KidSis, for cryin' out loud it's based on a legendary children's book, the directors used my mom's family's town as their inspiration. Next thing you know Ebert will go off on the scientific implausibilities of "In The Night Kitchen"(teaches Art Spiegelman a thing or 2 about Holocaust allegory)