Comments: Film Critic Quote of the Week

"no one could disagree with a single notion in either film."

You know what? People who think in those kind of absolutes actually *frighten* me. You'd almost have to be either dangerously stupid or dangerously sinister to think like that.

Posted by Emily at November 22, 2006 10:42 AM

I read that New Yorker review on the train ride to Sunday's Patriots game, and it seemed to me that Denby was actually mocking the "impeccably progressive attitudes" behind the two movies. His conclusion:

Both “Bobby” and “Fast Food Nation” were conceived at a moment, perhaps, when liberals were unable to tell stories, so deep was their despair. Looking at these screwed-up movies, even a conservative might say that it’s time for liberals to pull themselves together and begin their narrative anew.

Posted by jabbett at November 28, 2006 01:23 PM
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