Raising Arizona (guest)

January 10, 2010 at 10:50 pm 1 comment

MOVIE:  Raising Arizona

GUEST:  Nathan Arizona

NUTSHELL:  Ex-con husband and infertile wife can’t have kids, can’t adopt, so they kidnap 1/5 of a local businessman’s brood, only to be pursued by a biker bounty hunter, while dealing with a couple of escaped con bank robbers as houseguests, a wife-swapping employer and his know-it-all wife, all accompanied by some damn fine yodeling.

GOOD THINGS:  Coen brothers’ writing and directing at their finest. Nicholas Cage’s narration, dumbass cops, dumbass crooks, dumbass victims, dumbass bystanders. John Goodman and William Forsythe as a couple of REALLY dumbass crooks. Did I mention the yodeling?

BAD THINGS:  Not enough yodeling.

FEATURES:  Longest introductory sequence before opening credits in film history, Randall “Tex” Cobb as a biker (what a stretch), characters so dumb the state of Arizona should sue for defamation.

UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENTS:  Cage being dragged across the pavement behind Cobb’s hog.

NOTABLE:  Holly Hunter probably the only one in movie NOT faking her accent. Movie served as inspiration for my online pseudonym. Can anyone tell me the significance of H.I. McDonough and Leonard Smalls having the same tattoo?

BEST PART:  Goodman and Forsythe REPEATEDLY leaving their third bank robbing partner behind.

BEST LINE:  Only one? I’ve had entire conversations made up of lines from this movie! Here’s a few of the more memorable ones:  Boy, you got a panty on yer head.  You got a table and chairs, you gotta dinette set. You gotta table and no chairs, you got dick!  Well, sometimes I get the menstrual cramps real hard.  I don’t know… jammies!  They had Yodas and shit on them!  Edwina’s insides were a rocky place where my seed could find no purchase.

CROWNS:  5 out of 5

Entry filed under: Guest Review, Nathan Arizona.

Quills Ran (guest)

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. whenthescapegoatquits  |  February 24, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    One of my friends said the tattos were supposed to mean they were brothers, separated early on. I ‘m not sure if that’s true or not.


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