Tuesday, December 25, 2007

I'm Sticking With You

"I'm sticking with you/cause I'm made out of glue"

How can both Juno & The Savages use this song on their soundtracks? Well, they can, and do, to great effect,and it's OK with me (not like anybody asked). What great films. It's been a long time. No spoilers here, but I have been a Tamara Jenkins fan since I saw her perform in Baal and then later a performance piece at The Brattle back in 1887. Her vision is crackily funny, serious, real, no shit.

I didn't connect Jason Reitman, director of Juno, to Thank You For Smoking, until after I saw the film. It's not as battle scarred, maybe it's the Song Of Innocence to The Savages' Song Of Experience.