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#364: Suck It Up, Suck It Down

June 11, 2009

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I did a little research for this strip by seeing Ghajini at the Big Cinemas Golf Glen. The staff was friendly and professional, and the theater itself is beautiful (having been freshly remodeled from its previous incarnations). They've still got a few kinks to work out with the presentation, but hopefully they'll get it all worked out soon.

The movie itself was surprisingly enjoyable for something so completely unoriginal. The film really is exactly as Jason described it: a terrible Memento rip-off smooshed together with a cheeseball romantic comedy, and then a few music videos that have practically nothing to do with anything cut in every half hour or so. And it's three and a half hours long.

There's more than Memento, even. The opening credits are pretty much an imitation of Fight Club, and a scene where the sweet, romantic lead briskly walks an elderly gentleman down the street while describing the goings-on around them is flat-out plagiarized from Amélie.

But as Devi points out, the songs are good, there's a goofy sort of charm to the rom-com half of the film, and the leads are hot, so it's not a total waste of time. In fact, it's pretty fun.

(We'll get Jason's final verdict on Monday, I think.)


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