Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Spooner Tickles My Humor

Tuesday night I attended an independent film screening hosted by edhat.
The movie, Spooner, was the best I've ever seen at a festival like that.
Rumor has it the flick will be showing at a many theaters this fall...
so you should be able to go see it sometime soon at the mall.

Different bits and pieces reminded me of various movies which bring me delight:
Office Space, Good Luck Chuck, 40 Year Old Virgin, and Napoleon Dynamite.
It has characters you'll love and weirdos to make you laugh,
the average dysfunctional family and car salesmen riffraff.

The story revolves around Harold Spooner's 30th birthday...
the date by which his parents say he must move away.
He has money to pay but nowhere else he wants to dwell.
Without parents, a flat screen & surround sound he'll be living in hell.

As he's trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life,
he falls for beautiful Rose during her moment of strife.
I'm not going to tell you where the plot goes from there...
though you might want to know, the producers would care.

I will tell you that the audience laughed loudly and repeatedly,
and that scenes like "I could palm your face" are a must see.
And don't underestimate the contribution of the supporting cast,
they'll win you over with family and office humor incredibly fast.

In fact, Spooner's boss may be the Bill Lumbergh of used cars,
and his parents the comedic examples of Venus and Mars.
As you can probably tell, I recommend seeing this movie.
I think the cast, characters and plot are two-thumbs-up-groovy.

© Rachel Hoyt 2010 - 2011

1 comment:

  1. I like this! It has the flavor of Dr. Seuss in some of its rhythm and rhyme, though at first I thought it was simply prose.


Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...