01 October 2006

Monkey Business


I do loves me Netflix. As long as you keep the movies churning through the mail fast enough (we don't) the per-movie cost is so low that it's easy to rent something you might otherwise not have considered. Case in point: Curious George. Our expectations were pretty low. The movie hadn't done well at the BO, and unlike a lot of people, I think Will Ferrell's pretty hit-or-miss. Add in the fact that it's a straight-up kids movie and the odds were high the enjoyment would be low.

Well color me yellow. Ferrell kept his schtick under control, the ever bubbly Drew Barrymore did a great job as The Man in the Yellow Hat's romantic interest, and George was as cute and charming as Margret and H.A. Rey's original little imp. Alright, so I've got a soft spot for monkeys. Oh, and David Cross rocked it as the pictured Junior Bloomsberry.

I caught a grand total of one slightly risque joke for those who require their entendres be doubled. Mind you, it wasn't very blue, but it did give me a chuckle. Curious George lives in a world of sincerity and innocence, so he's certainly not for detatched hipsters. They may wear t-shirts bearing his visage for ironic effect, but they won't sit through 88 minutes of crisp, clean animation. Sad, really. George would certainly welcome them if they wanted to join.

1 comments:

Angela said...

David Cross rocks my socks off, loooved Mr. Show. Oh how I miss Bob and David...(sigh).

My word verif is "kxvbo"...I'm at a loss here, so I'll go with the acronym for "Kelly's X-rated Vaginal Body Odor".