Lakeboat

January 15, 2010 at 11:12 pm Leave a comment

MOVIE:  Lakeboat

NUTSHELL:  Mamet play about an English major working on a boat hauling steel to Canada with a bunch of old men.

GOOD THINGS:  Denis Leary in horn rims, Robert Forster

BAD THINGS:  Long pauses. I’m not kidding, VERY LONG PAUSES.

FEATURES:  Saul Rubinek, Kipling quotes

UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENTS:  Waiting for Charles Durning and George Wendt to collapse under the pressure of their own body weight.

NOTABLE:  Alarmingly self-indulgent directing debut of Joe Mantegna

BEST PART:  Andy Garcia flashbacks

BEST LINE:  I knew a guy who ate a chair once just because no one told him not to.

CROWNS:  4 out of 5

 


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