Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

 ... you can leanr from:

Smiley Face (2007)

Brevin: I kind of like it. I mean, it's not like I'm a masochist or anything, it's just.. Well, in a way, it makes me feel like, "Yeah.. my teeth are being taken care of." You know? It makes me feel... prosperous.

I think of this speech that John Krasinski's character gives at the dentist in Gregg Araki's stoner-masterpiece Smiley Face literally every single time I go to the dentist now. He's right! It is prosperous-seeming! Anyway every few years I use a quote from this movie to wish y'all a Happy 4/20 -- see here and see here for previous examples -- and here we are, again today. I'm not worried about running out of quotes from this movie to use for this series any time soon though because Jane is a queen and her every utterance is, like, you know, and. Yeah!


Nick said...

As someone who is not a stoner, there's just something about this movie, probably my favorite Araki.

Jason Adams said...

Not a stoner either, which is probably why most stoner movies don't appeal to me. This movie stands on its own, it's just damn funny. Anna Faris can be (and usually is) brilliant.