SUNDANCE REPORT: KC Gal reports on LOVE & SEX.... calm down... well actually get excited... go ahead
Harry here with ol KC GAL firing away from Sundance with LOVE AND SEX. Hmmm.... sounds like a fun time in a hot tub in the frozen mountain tops of Sundance... but nope... tis merely a film and not a personal Penthouse Forum letter. It sounds like the film is quite a blast... Let's hope we see this one at a theater near you, me and us.
KC GAL writing in from Sundance. So far I've seen 9 films and am planning to see 25 more in the upcoming week....
LOVE AND SEX REVIEW:
I absolutely loved LOVE AND SEX. It is a must-see comedy starring the hilarious and humble Jon Favreau (Swingers) and the comical, yet sophisticated actress Famke Janssen (who is absolutely stunning and beautiful!) She is one of the few female actresses that both men and women will find enrapturing and comical (to the likes of Cameron, Julia, and Selia Ward). SNL's Cheri Oteri has a minor but hilarious role in the film. The cast works perfectly together.
The film is a realistic, fresh and hilarious exploration of love, sex, dating, and commitment. What differentiates this film from most other romantic comedies, is that this film is appealing, funny and sexy to both men and women. In addition, LOVE AND SEX is not a "chick flick" like many other romantic comedies. I think almost everyone can relate to at least some of the experiences the main character encounters throughout her quest. The dialogue is funny, brilliant, fresh and most significantly - real.
Valerie Breiman, the screenwriter/director of LOVE AND SEX, was in attendance for the premiere last night as well as both of the starring cast members. Valerie described the film as sort of autobiographical. The audience suggested that the humorous, intelligent, and also beautiful Valerie herself could have starred in this film as well.
Jon Favreau and Famke Janssen commented last night that a lot of the film was improvised. It is obvious that whatever they did in the filmmaking process...it worked! Both of their performances were fresh and entertaining. They are both incredible talents - Jon's performance was fantastic, and he really shines throughout the film, while Famke could launch her career as a leading actress in this film.
They definitely have a hit on their hands!
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Jan. 25, 2000, 6:50 a.m. CST
Bok bok first!
Jan. 25, 2000, 6:52 a.m. CST
Great line: I absolutely loved LOVE AND SEX
Jan. 25, 2000, 8:32 a.m. CST
The girl has so much beauty in her its amazing.
Jan. 25, 2000, 11:16 p.m. CST
by Cassius the Evil
Hm. I'm suspicious...
Jan. 26, 2000, 1:12 a.m. CST
Enrapturing...comic...not Famke. But being a girl meself, we'd most like to mix it with Emily Watson...or Christina Aguilera...or of course Perry Farrell...Perry if you read this...yes, ive had orgasms...even to the sound of your voice...but I just KNOW none, none like you could do...
Jan. 26, 2000, 12:33 p.m. CST
There's a really cool launch party planned for www.crushedplanet.com Wed. the 27th from 4-7pm. All are welcome. It's at The Lodge at the Mountain Village at 1415 Lowell Avenue, Suite #352. (Next door to the Sundance HQ at Shadow Ridge). Come check it out!
Jan. 26, 2000, 6:37 p.m. CST
by KC Gal
Just wanted to follow up to the comments that the above review of LOVE AND SEX sounds like a press release. I am not with the press, NOR DO I HAVE ANY AFFILIATION WITH THIS FILM WHATSOEVER(other than that I am a filmgoer who happened to see this movie). I appreciate the compliment. I suggest that you see this movie for yourself and undoubtedly you will agree with my review. I have two Sundance Express Passes (one for the first session and one for the second session) that allow me to get into any and all of the Sundance movies, so I agreed to write some reviews for Harry. It is just easier to write the positive reviews first... KC Gal
Jan. 26, 2000, 11:20 p.m. CST
by All Thumbs
I have no idea what this movie is about, save for the things mentioned in the title. I'm sure you aren't a PR person, but could you let us know a basic plot. You don't have to give spoilers (prefer not, unless marked), but I would like to know the main characters' names and some motivation for me to see this movie other than Famke. Thanks.
Jan. 27, 2000, 1:23 p.m. CST
I quote "This is a film about my sex life." It took her a month and a half to write the first draft of the script. The film is about a journalist who is told to write a story about how to have a successful relationship or she is fired. Well, she hasn't had any...and as the narrator of the film Famke begins to tell us about many of her relationships...beginning with her first when she was in grade school but, of course, concentrating on her and John (Favreau). Ok. I had heard a lot of hype on this film at Sundance. So I went and saw it. It's 80 minutes long. Let me repeat. it's 80 minutes long. So, I was thinking, "wow, a nice short romantic comedy to bolster my morale after seeing the WORST FILM OF ALL TIME ---aka Tim Disney's 'BLESSED ART THOU'" And I was right. It was a nice short romatic comedy...and it did bolster my morale. But it wasn't amazing. The only thing amazing in the film...besides looking at Famke, was John Favreau. His comic timing is hands down the best. If it weren't for John. I don't think this film would be such a buzz. This 80 minute film actually DRAGGED in places... Now I liked the film... I liked GIRLFIGHT and YOU CAN COUNT ON ME better...but this film was, for Sundance a pretty damn good film. love and kisses, SEEfilms
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