Thursday, June 05, 2008

Go Orange!

Alan Smithee is honoring June 5th Go Orange! with a review of either A Clockwork Orange (1971) or Orange County (2002). Since much has been written about A Clockwork Orange, and since Alan Smithee has difficulty untangling ACO from his earliest memories of watching it illicitly on the Q Channel, failing to understand it, and noticing only the holes that were cut in a shirt to reveal part of a woman's breasts, he has decided to focus on Orange County instead.



Orange County, a just-okay teen comedy, featured the offspring of both Sissy Spacek and Tom Hanks, either because they are stunningly talented performers, or for some other reason known only to Hollywood insiders. Alan Smithee frankly can't remember Sissy Jr.'s performance, but she takes a nice 8 X 10 glossy. It is interesting to note that she has not continued in film, and recently began recording an album. It must be nice to have options.

Colin Hanks has not fared as well. He lacks some of his father's goodish looks, and much of his talent. He continues to get work, but not in anything you would have seen. But Alan Smithee wishes him well, for Tom's sake, and for the sake of all super-rich sons who live in the shadow of their fathers.

5 comments:

d. chedwick said...

I vaguely recall seeing most of this movie. Maybe Spacek Jr. will open a pricey perfumerie the way Jerry Bruckheimer's daughter did-- it's nice to have the option of buying a building in LA and selling something mediocre out of it for mega dollars if the acting/music careers don't work out.

d. chedwick said...

PS I liked Clockwork Orange a lot. I even tried to read the book when I was young, but was not successful.

bitchlet said...

Aren't people in Orange County supposed to be hot?

VE said...

VE wishes he were super rich and living in the shadow of his father...the sun is very damaging to the skin you know.

VE said...

Alan Smithee should see more movies. It is the summer season you know!