Like clockwork they arrive at the Film Buff at 7:05pm on Friday night with their children in tow for $2 ice cream cones and to re-rent Burn Before Reading, the worst Coen Brothers movie ever. They fell asleep last time they rented it but “love George Clooney and Brad Pitt” It's 7:05 and they've already eaten....supper! In 2 ½ hours they'll be fast asleep at the 46 minute mark of Burn Before Reading, 3 minutes further than their last kick at it.
We are a regular stop in their weekly schedule. They shuffle in, pick the latest mainstream Hollywood flick that the Globe and Mail rated 2 ½ stars, and wander out hoping it wasn't the one they picked last week. Zack and Miri... have we seen that?
Do you have any suggestions? Something light, not black and white, not too arty, not foreign (I don't want to read) and funny..... and not violent...or too quirky... maybe something with George Clooney and Brad Pitt?
How about Burn After Reading?
All of it?
Well, no... Oh, what about that fabulous new vampire movie?
Let the Right One In?.... ya.. it is fabulous.
No... the other one... Twilight.
All rented. Sorry. You have to get up pretty early in the morning to rent Twilight on Roncesvalles, I say, chuckling.
Another day at the Film Buff.