October 23, 2002

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

a hurried attempt at a film review...

hedwig and the angry inch
viewed oct 22, 2002
dvd

My new Netflix account, I can foresee, is going to get alot of use. This is the first DVD I've culled from their 12,000 DVD selection, and all I can say is, I just might want to cancel my cable subscription, because I can see myself just watching DVDs every night for the rest of my life... NOT!

But Hedwig and the Angry Inch was a great first selection. I've never been one for musical comedy, but I found this screen adaptation to be a fantastic delight. John Cameron Mitchell's Hansel/Hedwig was truly inspired (gag). I cannot write this anymore. The movie was cool - it was funny - and I'd watch it again. I was especially moved by the part at the "Menses Fair", where Hedwig starts his schtick, and the lone gothic chick in the space where an audience should be lights up with a brilliant smile. Yes, I said "chick" - I'm a girl...I'm allowed, all you "chick"-snobs out there (you know who you are).

So yeah, good movie, right amount of heart+right amount of gag (funny gag) = I would watch again... although I can say that about alot of films I really shouldn't watch twice, like the Tracey Gold movie The Perfect Daughter - which is seemingly always on the Lifetime Movie Network (and I just can't help myself, I love those Tracey Gold movies!).


posted by julie at October 23, 2002 12:00 AM


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