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Friday, May 8, 2009
Ok, I was really excited about this movie when I heard about it last year. And how couldn't I be excited? Larry David is my hero. Seriously, he's the best. I love everything he does. And Larry David starring in a Woody Allen movie? That just sounded great. I mean, Annie Hall is one of my favorite movies ever, and I've liked enough other Woody Allen movies to still hold some respect for him as a filmmaker. This was a can't-lose, right?
This movie looks awful. Really, really awful.
It is SO WEIRD seeing L.D. blurt out these cheesy lines (which were obvs written by Woody Allen, not L.D.). Seriously, it is almost cringe-inducing. Larry David is a comedic genius. He is probably the greatest comedy writer ever (at least of TV shows). Larry David has a singular, unique comedy voice... he cannot utter crappy, cheesy lines from some out-of-touch 80 year-old who is seemingly making this film to justify his own affair with a much younger woman (his step daughter, no less). Why couldn't Larry David write his own dialogue? Or better yet, why couldn't L.D. and Woody Allen collaborate together on this film? Seriously, I know Allen is an auteur and everything, but... you have Larry David right here! Making him deliver your bad dialogue (when he could so easily punch it up himself) is a crime against humanity.
Whatever, I'll probably still see it. That's how deep my loyalty for L.D. is.