Monday, December 13, 2021

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Citizen Ruth (1996)

Ruth: I'm gonna stay here. and I'm gonna have
that abortion like I wanted. Cuz I'm a citizen
and... and I got my rights to, um, PICK!
Alexander Payne's funniest film -- I said what I said, Election! -- was released 25 years ago today. Everything I see online says the movie got a "limited release" but I could have sworn this movie aired on TV -- on like HBO maybe? Am I mistaken? Is this a fake memory like that Sinbad Genie movie? Anyway it's a perfect comedy with one of Laura Dern's greatest performances -- no small feat, claiming that title when there are so many choices! And it's also terrifyingly more timely than ever here 25 years on with all of the ridiculous hysteria surrounding abortion even more obnoxious than ever. I recommend seeking it out! You can find the DVD or rent it on Amazon but it's kind of gross that nobody's put this out on blu-ray, right? I mean hello, Criterion? U up?

1 comment:

Shawny said...

That movie was hilarious.