Saturday, May 03, 2008

This is a comedy?

So we signed up for this movie thing -- it's kind of like netflix but you can also go to your neighborhood Blockbuster and "trade in" the movies you're returning for whatever they have. We are not making heavy use of it, but that's not what I'm here to tell you today.

The thing that we are finding odd is that a lot of these movies are called "comedy" but they're just sort of, you know, dramas. Tonight we watched "Friends with Money" and it was interesting but I didn't think it was comical. Sure there was some irony, but these were desperate people who had no idea what their lives were about. There were some other "comedies" we saw in the past few months, but they were mostly sad!

Is our sense of humor that out of sync with what Hollywood thinks is funny?

And if so, is that a good thing? This is starting out to be a weird century -- as if 9/11 and Iraq weren't enough....

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