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(Guardian)   Reese Witherspoon returns to play Tracy Flick in "Election 2: Electoral Boogaloo"   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2022-12-09 3:47:40 AM  
Does anyone really want to see Tracy Flick, the villain of the piece, as an adult? (She was neither a "representative woman" nor a "unique superhero.")

She'd be even more annoying.

/ Hollywood is out of ideas
 
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2022-12-09 5:06:21 AM  
I want to believe.  I'll watch it and give it a chance.  The problem is that Election was a capsule, it was perfect or at least close.  It didn't tell me that I needed to care or wonder about Tracy Flick's life outside of that one shot.  Even if this is adapted from a much longer story arc, I'm worried it will seem like The Further Adventures of Flick.  If they can bridge that well though, super.  I want to be surprised.
 
2022-12-09 5:20:51 AM  
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2022-12-09 5:46:09 AM  

bostonguy: Does anyone really want to see Tracy Flick, the villain of the piece, as an adult? (She was neither a "representative woman" nor a "unique superhero.")

She'd be even more annoying.

/ Hollywood is out of ideas


You should do a script treatment about that
 
2022-12-09 5:54:55 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: bostonguy: Does anyone really want to see Tracy Flick, the villain of the piece, as an adult? (She was neither a "representative woman" nor a "unique superhero.")

She'd be even more annoying.

/ Hollywood is out of ideas

You should do a script treatment about that


Heh. Nah, I tried rewatching "Election" after two decades, and I couldn't make it past 5-10 minutes.
 
2022-12-09 6:16:22 AM  
It was such a random movie, seemingly tossing plot twists from out of nowhere. Which I guess is sometimes what real life is like. It's not really like a cohesive single movie, but rather a bunch of episodic vignettes.

Like Matthew Broderick's character is clearly the antagonist to Reese Witherspoon's character except in the third act when his biggest conflict is that he gets stung by a bee.
 
2022-12-09 7:51:11 AM  

bostonguy: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: bostonguy: Does anyone really want to see Tracy Flick, the villain of the piece, as an adult? (She was neither a "representative woman" nor a "unique superhero.")

She'd be even more annoying.

/ Hollywood is out of ideas

You should do a script treatment about that

Heh. Nah, I tried rewatching "Election" after two decades, and I couldn't make it past 5-10 minutes.


I watched it recently, and I was "I don't remember that, and I don't remember that...." but Reese stole the show. Good acting for a young kid.
 
2022-12-09 7:54:42 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: bostonguy: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: bostonguy: Does anyone really want to see Tracy Flick, the villain of the piece, as an adult? (She was neither a "representative woman" nor a "unique superhero.")

She'd be even more annoying.

/ Hollywood is out of ideas

You should do a script treatment about that

Heh. Nah, I tried rewatching "Election" after two decades, and I couldn't make it past 5-10 minutes.

I watched it recently, and I was "I don't remember that, and I don't remember that...." but Reese stole the show. Good acting for a young kid.


Man is in the Moon is one of her first films and she is outstanding in it.  Reese is a good actress
 
2022-12-09 7:58:08 AM  

bostonguy: Does anyone really want to see Tracy Flick, the villain of the piece, as an adult? (She was neither a "representative woman" nor a "unique superhero.")

She'd be even more annoying.

/ Hollywood is out of ideas


Not sure that she's the villain of the piece.  Broderick resents her for his buddy committing statutory rape of a student, and her not getting in trouble for it.  Broderick is clearly unhinged - Flick is annoying.

One of these two characters is an adult, in a position of responsibility, and the other is a teenager.
 
2022-12-09 8:45:25 AM  

Warrior Kermit: OtherLittleGuy: bostonguy: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: bostonguy: Does anyone really want to see Tracy Flick, the villain of the piece, as an adult? (She was neither a "representative woman" nor a "unique superhero.")

She'd be even more annoying.

/ Hollywood is out of ideas

You should do a script treatment about that

Heh. Nah, I tried rewatching "Election" after two decades, and I couldn't make it past 5-10 minutes.

I watched it recently, and I was "I don't remember that, and I don't remember that...." but Reese stole the show. Good acting for a young kid.

Man is in the Moon is one of her first films and she is outstanding in it.  Reese is a good actress


*checks dates*

I would, ah, recommend "Twilight". Not the sparkly vampire one. The one with Paul Newman.
 
2022-12-09 9:08:12 AM  
I thought it said erection.  My bad.
 
2022-12-09 10:20:13 AM  
I like all of Alexander Payne's films a lot, and 1999 was a strange year with Life Is Beautiful and Shakespeare In Love. When Tammy Metzler gave that class president speech? Who hadn't thought that same thing about high school post 60s?

Yeah, yeah...name a film in which Whitherspoon's naked and quote the wet pussy line...but Payne's story begins with a question: What is the difference between morality and ethics? And bends expectations of motivation, empathy, and outcome to mangle perspective conventions of documentary and fable.
 
2022-12-09 10:21:36 AM  

Ishkur: It was such a random movie, seemingly tossing plot twists from out of nowhere. Which I guess is sometimes what real life is like. It's not really like a cohesive single movie, but rather a bunch of episodic vignettes.

Like Matthew Broderick's character is clearly the antagonist to Reese Witherspoon's character except in the third act when his biggest conflict is that he gets stung by a bee.


I disagree and found it cohesive. It tells one story, using multiple narrators as a device that builds interest. The surprise of adding a second voiceover (then a third, then a fourth?) 15-20 minutes into the film only added to the enjoyment for me. A lot of humor works better in the first person, anyway.

One of my favorites. A great black comedy. Not too eager for a sequel, though.
 
2022-12-09 10:21:43 AM  
I haven't seen the first one.  And they're making a second?
 
2022-12-09 10:40:46 AM  
I liked that movie, didn't love it, and I didn't even realize it was a book until the sequel book came out. No clue whether the original book is good, or whether the new book is good. The author admitted he didn't think about writing a sequel until after MeToo, and how it radically alters your perception of the first one.
 
2022-12-09 11:03:21 AM  

A10Mechanic: I thought it said erection.  My bad.


Herschel Walker like typing detected.
 
2022-12-09 11:19:42 AM  

buravirgil: I like all of Alexander Payne's films a lot, and 1999 was a strange year with Life Is Beautiful and Shakespeare In Love. When Tammy Metzler gave that class president speech? Who hadn't thought that same thing about high school post 60s?

Yeah, yeah...name a film in which Whitherspoon's naked and quote the wet pussy line...but Payne's story begins with a question: What is the difference between morality and ethics? And bends expectations of motivation, empathy, and outcome to mangle perspective conventions of documentary and fable.


Including Nebraska and Downsizing? I never got around to those, but love his earlier stuff.
 
2022-12-09 1:39:38 PM  
I'm on the fence. Will there be nudity?
 
2022-12-09 3:03:15 PM  
Wasn't this set in Arizona? Tracy Flick is probably Kari Lake, now.
 
2022-12-09 3:45:41 PM  
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2022-12-09 3:54:17 PM  

Darth Funjamin: Wasn't this set in Arizona? Tracy Flick is probably Kari Lake, now.


Uh, I don't know what part of Arizona you've seen, but the movie is set in Nebraska and looks it.
 
2022-12-09 4:06:54 PM  

Hoban Washburne: Darth Funjamin: Wasn't this set in Arizona? Tracy Flick is probably Kari Lake, now.

Uh, I don't know what part of Arizona you've seen, but the movie is set in Nebraska and looks it.


Oh yeah. I don't know why I thought it was Arizona. Bland white people, I guess.

Flick could still morph into Kari Lake, though. High school teacher tried to rig her election, now she thinks they're all rigged against her.
 
2022-12-09 6:16:15 PM  
I mean, it's an adaptation of a novel by the same guy who wrote the original? Guessing he knows what tone he's going for.
 
2022-12-09 6:46:42 PM  

drewogatory: I mean, it's an adaptation of a novel by the same guy who wrote the original? Guessing he knows what tone he's going for.


Adaptions having anything to do with the novel is hardly guaranteed - usually the opposite.  Ask most writers how their novels faired on the big screen.  No, it's not universal, but movies tend to take the original material and go, "What, you just want me to fark your shiat all up?  OK THEN!" and off they go
 
2022-12-09 6:55:47 PM  
will she be wet?
 
2022-12-10 12:59:34 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: drewogatory: I mean, it's an adaptation of a novel by the same guy who wrote the original? Guessing he knows what tone he's going for.

Adaptions having anything to do with the novel is hardly guaranteed - usually the opposite.  Ask most writers how their novels faired on the big screen.  No, it's not universal, but movies tend to take the original material and go, "What, you just want me to fark your shiat all up?  OK THEN!" and off they go


Well, that didn't happen with the first one, IIRC it was pretty close to the book. Maybe Perotta even wrote the script?  Anyway, I've heard mixed reviews of the new book, and haven't read it yet, so who knows?
 
2022-12-10 4:16:54 PM  

drewogatory: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: drewogatory: I mean, it's an adaptation of a novel by the same guy who wrote the original? Guessing he knows what tone he's going for.

Adaptions having anything to do with the novel is hardly guaranteed - usually the opposite.  Ask most writers how their novels faired on the big screen.  No, it's not universal, but movies tend to take the original material and go, "What, you just want me to fark your shiat all up?  OK THEN!" and off they go

Well, that didn't happen with the first one, IIRC it was pretty close to the book. Maybe Perotta even wrote the script?  Anyway, I've heard mixed reviews of the new book, and haven't read it yet, so who knows?


Fair point, it's just never an assumption I like to make either way.  Because man can they go nuts either way
 
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