My wife, Miranda Kopfschmertzen and I were treated to another movie screening the other night. (Note to movie screeners: try not to schedule movie screenings on the same night as Twilight premieres. Madness!) This night’s fare was The Year One, directed and written by Harold Ramis and staring Jack Black and Michael Cera. This film was a real treat and I would not have been disappointed had I paid full price for it. (Unlike Love N’ Dancing where I would have demanded my money back, minus one dollar for Billy Zane’s awesomeness.) If you like Jack Black, Michael Cera or Harold Ramis then I am sure you will enjoy this movie.
The bonus treat however was that my wife, Miranda Kopfschmertzen and were picked for the after-film discussion panel (always exciting). They took 20 viewers down to the first two rows and asked our opinions on the film, the actors, the scenes, the pacing and so on. Imagine my surprise when I turned to make a comment to my wife, Miranda Kopfschmertzen and Harold Ramis is sitting in the next row right behind my wife, Miranda Kopfschmertzen. “Oh hi, Harold Ramis. Thanks for Groundhog Day. Why are dressed up like Jerry Garcia?” (He had beard and quasi-afro that was very reminicent of Mr. Garcia.)
Anyway, go see The Year One. Hilarity ensues.