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Artist K. Roth Birnew (Mike O’Connell) is dying of a vague, grave disease that is almost as grave in it’s vagueness as it is vague in it’s graveness. He spends his last day with his man servant, Mills (Jesse Eisenberg) planning his wake, tying up all the relationships in his life, and trying to find the meaning of life which according to his father is a brief but powerful monologue. A black comedy with intensely brilliant dialogue.
K. Roth Birnew wrote:"I drink to bring myself down to the level of the common man. But remember: the common man drinks, so I must drink twice as much! "
K. Roth Birnew wrote:The goat has been dispatched and the gods on Olympus will be pleased
K. Roth Birnew wrote:You mean that robed man who tried to drown me!
K. Roth Birnew wrote:I feel terrible about that goat!
Crow T. Robot wrote:Hey, it's Julie Andrews, and she's on fire!
Tom Servo wrote:Good....
Arkaeon wrote:To ChowMein, regarding Strange Brew:
The MacKenzie brothers were a big hit at least in northern USA (sometimes aka South Canadia). As I'm originally from northern Michigan (if not quite a true Yooper), I share more, culturally, with Canadians than with the bulk of USA.
As I heard it, the MacKenzies' "Great White North" segments on SCTV (which inspired the movie) were originally created to show in the states, where the show had a slightly longer running time than in Canada, due to programming or commercial break factors. It was like a bond for us S.Cans to our comrades also in the great northern forest, just across the silly line in the map or just over the big waters. Although I have spent many years in "the semi-dixie south" as I consider central Illinois, it still only takes a nostalgic thought or a moment of hearing a northern accent to break my flat-pan midwest affectations and put me back into my old accent, don'cha know? I met a guy from Detroit who categorized me as "probably a Bay City guy" in 2 minutes without knowing anything else about me. I'm seriously considering moving to Marquette in the Yoop in Auntie ,
upcoming years, or even over to your side of the line. I'll always be a foreigner down here.Of course, this all brings up "Canadian Bacon," another culty borderline flick from essentially the same crew.
There's cult classic in more than movies. It's also in beer and ice fishing, yah? :)
For anyone who didn't like the digression, I'm: Sourrey!
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