|Director:||Gus Van Sant|
Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
|11.08.09||DVR||This Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2009|
A gay dude fights for his rights to party. Then dies. SPOILER!!!
An ok biopic... certainly a good performance from Sean Penn (duh). I still don't exactly see the point of most of these kinds of movies though. My guess is for people who don't already know the story who want to learn more about it - sort of one long high-budget dramatization without the dry documentary voice-over - but in that case, why does nearly every one of them spoil the ending right up front? If someone knew then alright but for people who didn't know (like me), why ruin it? I spent the whole movie wondering how and when he'd get it rather than, you know, what was going on. Kind of a weird thing to do that I think happens quite frequently in this genre.
So another biopic. Longtime readers are probably asking "why do you even watch these any more?" Good question.
This can't be the end of the fest. Sure I've caught up on a lot of big movies that passed me by, but there needs to be something a bit more interesting than the usual oscar fodder. So let's end this weekend with something a bit more my style and a bit less... tolerant.