December 31, 2004

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Starring: Jim Carrey (boo! hiss!), Billy Connolly, Meryl Streep, Timothy Spall, various persons of indeterminate gender, and Jude Law, now officially in every movie, ever. And the extremely unfortunate Emily Browning, Liam Aiken, and Kara & Shelby Hoffman.
Directed by: Brad Silberling
Written by: Robert Gordon, based on the books by the author currently known as Lemony Snicket
MPAA says: Rated PG, because heaven forbid kids ever face anything scary or disturbing.
Running time: 108 minutes
Release date: December 17, 2004
Seen at: Loews Cineplex Lincoln Square

In short: The best possible role for Jim Carrey, an actor I don't like at all, so therefore I loved him as the detestable villain in this. A world spun of bits and pieces of Victoriana, and Addams-family scraps and snippets, and Twentieth-century odds and ends in Brazil-like "world of the future as seen from 1948" fashion, it's like stepping into a watercolour-tinted Gorey painting while holding hands with Tim Burton. Good work from actors old and young and infant, even if overall the movie is not nearly as deliciously dark as one might hope.

I might feel moved to write up a few more comments. We shall see.

Outside Food: Lemony scones, curiously strong Lemony Altoid Sours, Lemony Ade, and a big bag of popcorn.

Posted by OutsideFood at December 31, 2004 04:07 PM

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