Sunday, June 19, 2016

Scoop

Scoopy doop, scoopy doop, scoopy doopy doopy doop. *sung to Shoop by Salt n Peppa*

This is a woody allen movie. It’s not a bad movie, it’s just slow and boring. I think that I like this movie, but I don’t really want to watch it again.

Anyway, it’s about some Journalism student, ScarJo, who sleeps her way to the top of the heap. Ok no it’s not about that at all. ScarJo does her share of sleeping but it really doesn’t get her anywhere. I am just glad that by the end of the movie she’s able to get something published in the paper.

Hugh Jackman is the best actor in this film, his turn at the end as the badguy is the fucking highlight of the whole two hours we spent watching this thing. Watching him go all “bitch please” on ScarJo on the boat amounted to a tantric release of pure acting joy.

Woody Allen however, plays himself, inserting himself in the story as a “father figure” to ScarJo. He continues to exist in the story even though there is no real reason for him to be there other than the “ghost” (yes, you read that right, the ghost) of someone reporter happens to give ScarJo the Macguffin storyline in Woody Allen’s magic box (lol). Woody Allen’s character constantly goes on about how he doesn’t want to be there, yet, he is still always there.

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