Thursday, July 31, 2003
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
Partners In Crime [Rated P]

Did you know that if they ever (what am I saying, "ever" - of course they will) make a movie about the Scott and Laci Peterson case, I think Ben Affleck has the corner market on the title role. He'd play Scott, of course. Not Laci. The resemblance is almost frightening.

You know what else is scary?

J-Lo could play Laci Peterson in a pinch. Hell, I'm sure the movie would be better than Gigli, which scored a big fat zero on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer™.

Didn't Ben already play a straight man who seduces a very attractive, straight-looking lesbian? Now I remember. Chasing Amy. That was a good movie, especially when you're 20-something...it was the ideal distillation of the early 90's post-collegiate psychosexual zeitgeist [yes, perhaps that word salad may get tossed into a thesis someday] - but still, one does get a little cynical with age, non? I remember the movie being filled with simply stunning monologues - and I do mean stunning. As in "whacked in the forehead with a spatula."

It's not The Way We Were (which we watched last night), but it's something of a parallel film. Attraction of opposites, conflict, sex, conflict, heartrending anguish, bittersweet ending, interspersed with molto jaw-flapping. I must admit, Affleck makes a far more appropriate college-age character than a 40-ish Robert Redford ever could...talk about "suspension of disbelief".

Note: do take the above with a grain of salt...I used to think Joey Lauren Adams and Renee Zellweger were the same person back then.