Discuss DVDs and Blu-rays released by Criterion and the films on them. If it's got a spine number, it's in here. Threads may contain spoilers.
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They're different movies tonally but if you found Brooks' character in Lost In America hard to take i can't imagine you (or anyone who felt similarly) enjoying his version of the early 80s, american, young professional in Modern Romance. The movie's a masterpiece but the character he creates is so extreme in his jealousies as to make the humor intensely abrasive and difficult to swallow....In any event, hopefully, Criterion releases Modern Romance, as many have said that's Brooks' "best" film, and I want to experience it in the same high quality as Lost in America.
I understand your problems with LIA were more story centered but it's still that grating persona Brooks has created that dominates both films to the point the story is almost second fiddle to his neuroses. I found his characters in LIA and MR both hilarious and fascinating but a lot of friends who's opinions i respect simply can't stand the guy and for them the rest of the movie goes down the tubes because of it...