Wednesday, February 8, 2006
In Praise Of Tom Hanks' Greatest Cinematic Achievement...
That's right, I'm talking about Bachelor Party, this week's Donnybrook DVD recommendation.
Sure, Saving Private Ryan was riveting, Philadelphia was inspiring, and Forrest Gump was thoroughly depressing, but Mr. Hanks' career peaked with this piece of sophomoric gold from 1984.
This movie takes every comedic easy-way-out and makes them all seem fresh and new:
If you're looking for a pill-popping donkey, this movie's got it.
If a middle-aged WASP unknowingly grabbing a male stripper's 15-inch mule is your thing, look no further.
If you ever wanted to see what Kent from Real Genius was like before he was Kent from Real Genius, this is the movie for you.
If you've ever wondered if there's a smaller, more-annoying version of Dennis DeYoung who'd be willing to have sex with a tranny, welcome home.
And if you can't get enough of Adrian Zmed since "Dance Fever" went off the air, you've found your fix.
Check this one out, if you can find it, and just remember that Tom Hanks was way better when he was funny and not a self-important douchebag married to another self-important douchebag...