The Simpson's Movie
The Simpsons Movie
by Matt Groening
Your Business Blogger had an extra 100 dollar bill to burn and decided to see a movie.
So Charmaine and I packed up the Penta-Posse and another boy from The Dude’s baseball team to binge on buttered popcorn sprinkled with gold dust.
(A theater’s loss leader — movies are just a front:
The real money is in the concessions…)
The Simpsons Movie…
Here’s your Hollywood script checklist:
Profanity — Check > Even Marge lets loose with a God D@mm!t
Bestiality — Check > Homer wants to kiss his pig “to break the tension.” Pig gender not revealed.
Nudity — Check > Bart (anagram of brat) exposes p*n!s.
Homosexual activity — Check > Brokeback moment when two cops embrace, kiss, fall to ground…
Suicide — Check > Unable to deal with frustration, a character blows brains out with hand gun. (OK… so it was a robot.)
Blasphemy — Check > Homer thumbs through Bible, declares that “This Book has no answers!”
Biased — Check > Non-subtle product-placement-endorsement Hillary 08 sign.
Cliched — Check > Big business is evil. And profit motivated.
Liberal — Check > Patriot Act has entire government listening in to your pizza order.
This is America as Hollywood sees it.
Thank you (foot)notes:
Stephen Hunter, reviewer for The Washington Post, loves The Simpsons Move, as the Alert Reader would guess,
The genius is in the writing and in keeping all gambits created by the individual writers in sync, so the piece has a tonal consistency and a narrative flow. A lost art in Hollywood? It’s really one of the best movies of the year.
The Simpsons Movie PG-13, 87 minutes Contains adult material. In theaters.
Matt Groening of MATT GROENING PRODUCTIONS/PRODUCER of BEVERLY HILLS, California has donated the maximum to liberal democrat Barbara Boxer.