Friday, July 10, 2009
I choose the perfect film to see after my web design final on Friday. Actually, any film not about school, money or employment, would have been the perfect film. However, Drool really hit the spot. This hilarious dark comedy, is so my sense of humor. It's off-beat and unexpectedly silly at times, with an underlining of meaningful stuff. In fact, it reminds me a bit of Little Miss Sunshine.
Anora (Laura Harrington) is a pretty, but totally down-played, low, middle-class housewife, with two sullen kids, and a racist, abusive, jackass of a husband. She escapes all this by being vacant throughout most of her day and day dreams about looking lovely and having her fantasy man visit her. Surprisingly, her fantasy man looks like her husband, Cheb (Oded Fehr) only he's cleaned up and romantic.
New neighbor, African-American, Kathy K cosmetics sale person, Imogene (Jill Marie Jones from Girlfriends) tries to befriend Anora, who is hesitant because of her husband's prejudice and temper.
At the same time the other protagonist and narrator of the film, is Anora's daughter, Tabby (Ashley Duggan Smith) a completely angst ridden 15 year old, who doodles her real feeling on notepaper. One great narration: "Belting your best friend for sucking off your boyfriend, really makes you feel like a f 'in Rock Star!"
The son, Little Pete (Christopher Newhouse) has homosexual tendencies and begins carrying around an ugly, cheap, dollar store looking doll, he names Misty.
Once Cheb finds Anora and Imogene together kissing and Anora shoots him dead, the jocularity really takes off!
Writer/Director -Nancy Kissam
Food Footnote: Just as it seems Tabby may accept the fact that her mother killing her father might not be such a bad thing, her mother offers her a Tuna sandwich with mayonnaise on it instead of her preferred, margarine (yuck!) and all is wrong in Tabby's world once more.
Rating: Pretty Index Toe