Saturday, September 11, 2004

The Girl Next Door

This was another day when real life reared its ugly head and kept me from working any. Maybe tomorrow.

Meanwhile, we watched the DVD of THE GIRL NEXT DOOR (the unrated, even sleazier version, of course). I don't recall what sort of reviews this movie got, but I enjoyed it. It takes a lot of its inspiration from RISKY BUSINESS (basically decent kid gets involved with a beautiful, more experienced young woman and winds up doing lots of crazy, dangerous stuff). At times the movie descends a little too far into silliness, and some of the plot twists make no sense at all (very common in modern movies, whether from a lack of plotting ability or a tendency to edit so ruthlessly that important stuff gets left out, I don't know), but there are some funny lines and situations, the cast is good, and for a movie that's really smutty, it's also rather kind-hearted. Worth watching, I'd say.

Still reading that Larry and Stretch book. There's just not enough time in the day anymore. Books that I used to read in an evening now take me two or three days.


Unknown said...

I know what you mean, James. No, not about the smutty movie. About reading. Remember the good old days, back when you'd knock out a couple of Gold Medals a day? Maybe if we didn't have computers, we'd get more reading done.

James Reasoner said...

Yeah, I've figured out that the Internet eats up a lot of time I would probably spend reading books if I wasn't on-line. But you know me, I try to do it all.