Sunday, July 27

The infinite appeal of honesty

Sure, honesty can be ugly, scary, and decidedly distasteful, but you know it's honest. I find it infinitely more appealing than the alternatives. At least, that's the conclusion I've come to after watching Roger Dodger. Campbell Scott (how I love thee, let me count the ways) puts in a great performance as the titular Roger who can talk his way out of (or in to) anything. He attempts to teach his 16-year-old nephew the art of seduction (or at least, how to get laid), and it's sometimes hilarious, sometimes pathetic, and frequently sad. But it seems, at least to this female, honest. The dialogue is some of the best I've heard in years. I can't believe I missed this at the theaters.

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