I'm just a guy. Seated in front of a screen. Asking it to love me.
Was hoping I’d somehow misjudged this on an initial viewing but alas even in the rewatch there’s still no getting past the fact that it’s a first draft screenplay saved only by a first class performance from Curtis. What’s most frustrating is that a potentially fascinating take on intergenerational trauma gets lost in a haze of nonsensical plotting, poorly written supporting characters and tonal shifts lurching awkwardly between ‘Scream’-type parody and sincere horror. A big time missed opportunity.
T.Hanksgiving 2021 - Film #3
Fun fact: I first saw this in an all-night movie marathon at Chadstone back in Jan ‘97 and on the way home my friend fell asleep at the wheel and drove into oncoming traffic. We survived and this slice of nostalgia with charm to burn has aged really nicely. Proof that T.Hanks is no slouch in front or behind the camera.