12 January 2009

Cocaine jokes and Cate Blanchett shout-outs!

Was it just me or were the Golden Globes a lot more entertaining than in previous years (well, not including last year)? I don't have a lot to say about them otherwise, except than everyone involved with 30 Rock really kept things engaging, and that Sally Hawkins is adorable. However, did anyone else feel a weird sense of superiority when the winners of Slumdog Millionaire kept referring to the folks in Bombay who "will be going mental" when they see this? I've watched enough BBC to know what "going mental" means, but the way they spoke of everyone in Bombay appeared condescending, and not just because the people in question were children. Whatever.

8 comments:

filmbo said...

I guess I was too busy getting my much-needed education on Bombay that I missed their superiority.

And when did Demi Moore sleep with Jay leno?

Joe said...

I still think you could defend the way they spoke by understanding that it's mostly children they're referring to... but my radar kept going off whenever they spoke about the people in Bombay.

Blake Williams said...

Slumdog Millionaire : 2008 :: Crash : 2005

Joe said...

Harsh, Blake! I love it. Slumdog isn't as all-around offensive and inept as Crash... and people genuinely liked Slumdog before Oscar season. I can't think of a single critic raving about Crash before it won other than Ebert.

I'd be more apt to call Revolutionary Road the Crash of 08 if it were winning anything other than for Winslet, who really isn't deserving anyway.

Blake Williams said...

I relate the two because I think that both of them are mediocre films that were taken in by a wide audience who can pat themselves on the back for liking it. Set the film in The United States and I think it will be equivalent to The Pursuit of Happiness and Little Miss Sunshine.

It was all too well laid out for my taste.

Blake Williams said...

too well laid out as in this is why he knows this answer, and this is why he knows this one, and this one, and this shows this traumatizing event, and this one shows this hellish experience, and then it all ends up as fate in the last question as a nice big bow.

-M said...

Yeah...but that was kinda, y'know, the whole film as a fantasy. Just sayin'. I don't think you can fault a film for its purile, sweet intentions. Plus, I'd agree its much more in line with Sunshine than Crash. Difference being that smart people actually like the former.
-M

Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?