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Monday, June 26, 2006

11:14



11:14


Loved it!

Caustic, fast, slightly sick and painfully witty. If you're a fan of very dark comedy, the likes of Pulp Fiction and True Romance, you will love 11:14.

The line up is great: Hillary Swank, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Swayze & Henry Thomas

Filmed in the temporal style of Crash, several disconnected story lines rapidly merge to show how all events are connected. Like Crash, there is an underlying theme but instead of prejudice and racism in Los Angeles, 11:14 is about deception and greed.

This film teaches us that a true friend is someone who drives around town looking for your penis when you lose it in a high-speed traffic accident.

So wrong, so very funny.

8.5/10

14 Comments:

Blogger purpletwinkie said...

ooh I want to see this!

9:01 PM

 
Blogger john said...

A "lost penis"? Really?....... Even I couldn't have thought of that! Sounds awesome!
HAHAHA...Purpletwinkie's lil' bit-o-pastry picture looks kinda like a severed "dilly-hoho"! How perfect!

1:21 AM

 
Blogger Jim said...

Definitely Scott, this has Purple (severed) Twinkie written all over it .... (snort)!

6:48 AM

 
Blogger Jim said...

Yes John, I thought that was a very creative aspect too, LOL. And that is just one of dozens of quirky things that happen during 11:14.

6:52 AM

 
Blogger NeiLDC said...

Henry Thomas was a great actor, he started as a kid and yet he is one of the good actors of the cinema today! Remember him in Saving Private Ryan!Superb!I like the Crash movie as well with its theme MAYBE TOMORROW by stereophonics.

1:12 PM

 
Blogger Jim said...

Yes, he is good, Neil. Its hard to believe the little guy from ET is all grown up, wearing army-fatigues and wielding a handgun.

10:11 PM

 
Blogger Matthew said...

Wow - I must say that this film apparently redefines the true meaning of friendship...lol

11:15 PM

 
Blogger Jim said...

LOL, doesnt it Matt. You should explain the new facts of friendship to Sam :)

11:35 PM

 
Blogger steve'swhirlyworld said...

I just picked this up at Blockbuster this afternoon...what a co-winkie-dinkie :) I'll let you know how I like it.

8:19 PM

 
Blogger Jim said...

Let me know Steve, you'll be the only other person I know that has seen it!

9:59 PM

 
Blogger steve'swhirlyworld said...

Hey Jim
I finally watched 11:14 today. I was hooked from the beginning. I have to say, with all of the blood, guts, and violence, the only part that made me sick ( I was eating at the time) was when the dog started lapping up the blood of the dead guy's head...that was not right!
The music was fantastic - all of the tribal drumbs were enough to keep the blood going. I thought it was a well-written movie, and Hillary Swank looked like a big dork! :)

Two thumbs up and one penis :)

10:29 PM

 
Blogger Jim said...

LOL, you're right Steve, that part was a little disgusting. sorry about the interference with dinner.

Oh you know, that is the genius of Swank, she can take on any look from drop-dead beautiful to uber-dorky. Check her out in The Gift, to see chicken-fried, white-trash look.

8:38 AM

 
Blogger steve'swhirlyworld said...

LOL Chicken Fried White Trash...hmmm I'm getting a visual from Sordid Lives

10:21 AM

 
Blogger Jim said...

Better than, Steve. Picture a constant black eye from wife-beater husband (Keanu Reeves), dark Jackie-O glasses to cover, fake fur jacket and a female-mullet. Glamourous :)

4:07 PM

 

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