Last night I watched two films on DVD, the first was Todd Solondz's "Palindromes".
I love Todd Solondz. His films make me laugh so much that I cry. Perhaps that's the point?
Peter Travers from the Rolling Stone said: "Solondz likes to put the screws to moral hypocrisy. As always, he goes too far. As always, you don't want to look away."
"Palindromes" for me, was no exception. A few of my uncomfortable laughter moments follow:
1. Mother: "Am I terrible mother?"
Aviva: "Everybody makes mistakes."
2. Aviva: "Can you still get pregnant when it goes in there?"
3. Girl at Mama Sunshines': "... I don't remember any of this. But this is what I found out aftermy mother overdosed, choking on her own vomit."
4. Boy at Mama Sunshines' (said in a cheery, exciteable mood): "... I'm Carlito! I'm epileptic!" (others laugh heartily)
5. Mama Sunshines' singers (sung in a pop song stylee): "Nobody else could ever love you this way... Nobody eeeelse but Jesus!"
6. and another by the fabulous singing group (again sung in a Britney Spears stylee): "You gotta fight for the children, you know they would fight for you!"
I understand that decontextualised, these quotes are going to make me look like a complete weirdo. Oh well. Never mind.
The second movie I watched was "Spongebob Squarepants: The Movie". Again, pure genius. My very favourite scene was when Patrick Star the starfish was in fishnet tights and hooker boots towards the end.
I love Patrick. "Did I miss something? Did you see my butt?!"