Monday, July 11, 2011
If there's a typo on the back cover, you HAVE to rent it.
For the first time, the bloggers at LexiConErrick were left looking for more. The romantic comedy, Say Goodnight, left our minds reeling. Though, to be genre-correct, it would be appropriate to point out that there is very little that is romantic or comedic about it. Who would have thought that a movie revolving solely around three guys' sexual (and not so sexual) exploits would have appealed to us in such bewildering ways.
As for flow, we like to think that the cliffhanger ending was just a fancy, artistic way to keep us conversing about the film long after its credits had rolled. By the way, there is a whole section of credits expressly devoted to "rejected girls." We invite you to make the necessary conclusions about the movie from this small tidbit of information. In retrospect, there is something refreshing about having NO plot lines tied up, NO conflicts resolved, and NO questions answered. It is a special day when we realize that the writers trusted us enough to leave the ending up to our imaginations. Thank you. Also really innovative were the absolutely confusing date scenes where the conversations are not only unrealistic, but also full of overlapping, intercalary stories making it impossible to follow. We viewed it as more of a challenge than a discrepancy.
We must now address the plot. What started as three friends' racist game of "how many races can we nail" soon became three friends' stories of "how we screwed up all our lasting relationships": As told by men. Here's a fun game for those of our viewers who are of age: take a shot every time the character Victor brings up an obscure sex position. You will be completely wasted. Completely.
The majority of our reflection upon this movie consisted of character analysis of Mason, played by Christopher Gessner. The character falls in love with a Korean! bartender who he then alienates after having "like a 102 day vibe going here."In the pivotal apartment scene, when he asks her to get tested for STDs, we realize what a fragile and complex life he must lead. How does one analyze such a character? There is really no one way. Our opinions on the matter have become such a reason for discord, that heated words have been exchanged several times. To avoid having to blend such conflicting opinions into one cohesive resolution, here are each of our takes:
Lexie: "He is a douche-bag, gay virgin who is over obsessed about cleanliness, but has a troubled past. So, I can understand his reservations."
Lauren: "He is afraid of commitment and runs away whenever anything gets serious so he's trying to prevent a serious relationship by not fully committing and not having sex with her. I mean, he obviously has deep down issues, otherwise he wouldn't make her shower and then ask her if she's been tested. That's it."
Megan: "I don't know. He is a character reading a script. I don't think there's much more to talk about."
So there you have it.
Until our next Cinemazing adventure this is LexiConErrick signing off.