Oh, Katniss. These are the girls you don't want to run into in a dark forrest. If you've ever wanted to know where Uma's yellow track suit came from, here you go. At the cliched end of the day I like to believe that this is one of the best high school movies ever made. Right up there with Fast Times, Heathers, and Breakfast Club. Why don't we make good high school movies anymore? Is Election the last good one?
First, Ben Stiller is ridiculous. Let's get that out of the way very quickly. Second, Bill Pullman was spectacular. I'm a sucker for crime/con movies and while this movie just reeeeeeeeeekkkkkkks of 90s Reality Bites slackerism that I'm not sure translates all that well, it's a quirky (in a good way) easy watch that is a nice way to pass a rainy weekend afternoon.
In this Yoda-directed crime/con caper, Steve Martin and Michael Caine do battle only to...you have to watch.
I can't tell if I like this one because it sends up my favorite genre or if it is actually a decent flick. Probably a little more of Column A than Column B, but...um...well, it has its moments.