Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Take the Money and Run

Well, it seems as though most of you don't share the same passion and enthusiasm for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that I do, but, I suppose a love for the Turtles can be chalked up to varying tastes. I mean, you guys can't blame me for liking comic books. You guys knew I owned my own comic book store for a few years there, right?

Anyway, I finally got a chance to see "Take the Money and Run" last night which was both Woody Allen's directorial debut and Duckie's prime suggestion for a movie for me to watch.

It was hilarious.

I really liked it. I wouldn't call it my favorite Woody Allen movie, but it was certainly entertaining and worth owning.

To be honest, the Woody Allen movies I like the best are the ones that have some dramatic meat to them. Seriously, Hannah and her Sisters and Manhattan and maybe Husbands and Wives and Match Point are probably the ones I like the most.

Take the Money and Run is more in the straight comedy vein of Scoop and Curse of the Jade Scorpion (which I loved as well.)

So, thanks for the suggestion, Duckie.


Reel Fanatic said...

As Take the Money and Run ...I too like this crazy side of Woody, which was on great display in Bananas too .. For me, I guess I just like the romantic flicks, Annie Hall and Manhattan, plus a guilty favorite, Alice

Duckie Butters said...

You are welcome Bryan,

I'm glad you liked it.

I agree with your assessment of the film 100%

It's not Allen's best film, especially from a storyline perspective. But what it is, is a darn funny film that was way ahead of its time and a great directorial debut.

Take care,

Duckie Butters