|One Crazy Summer
|Savage Steve Holland
Other Movies Seen By This Director (0)
|This Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2017
As is tradition at DVRfest, I typically limit the schedule to just one film that I've seen before. This year, I revisited my childhood in a big way with Savage Steve Holland's One Crazy Summer. I'm not really sure why Better Off Dead has risen to cult status while this movie's been forgotten; in my head they are two peas in a pod. Equally as good, this one has great performances from Joel Murray and Curtis Armstrong as well as Bobcat Goldthwait (in full 80s persona) and a young Demi Moore. There's also a ton of Nantucket summer gags... this movie is basically a spiritual bridge between Better Off Dead and Summer Rental. It was on cable a bunch while I was growing up so I basically have it memorized, but it's still fun to go back and revisit the fond memories and see everybody again while they were so young and the world was so innocent (for me anyway).
I really do love it. Love that animation of the rhino looking for love against the cute fuzzy bunnies and I think these two performances gave John Cusack a good 20 years of cache with me. Very forming in my brain. It's a shame it doesn't have a solid blu release or anything...
Moving on, I think today will be potpourri in terms of theme. There's still a very long list of options but I'm not sure how many I can fit in so I'll have to play it by ear. I definitely wanted to include this next one though because it's been on the list a very very long time.