Tuesday, January 19, 2010

jackie brown

I had Jackie Brown on yesterday, and as I was skipping in and out of paying attention, I realised there were all sorts of actors playing atypical roles.

Samuel L. Jackson plays all sorts of roles, but considering the last movie I saw with Samuel L. was Star Wars, it was funny seeing the same man who plays a Jedi knight running around with a crazy pony tail and braided beard.

Michael Keaton plays some jackass ATF agent.

Bridgette Fonda plays Samuel L.'s blonde surfer chick that he keeps around, basically smoking up all day and doing um... other things...

Like Robert DeNiro, who's just some random thug.

Also making random appearances: Debo from Friday is in the movie along with Chris Tucker who basically just gets shot.

Aside from that, this is a very under-appreciated Tarantino flick. It's not as distinctly Tarantino, but that's mostly because he doesn't go over the top the same way he did with Pulp Fiction and most of his stuff afterwards. Just a good balance of randomness and goofiness in the characters and the character development.... and, of course, the music.

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