Our gang of four went back to the Tribeca Film Festival last night, to see an American Entry – The Thing About My Folks. The story was about a father (Peter Falk) and son (Paul Reiser), who end up taking a road trip together after some unlikely circumstances occur that affect both of their lives. They use the trip to get to know each other better, and do some of the things they never got to do whilst growing up.
I know what you’re saying – this has “chick flick” written all over it, and you’re absolutely right. The movie is touching, but it’s genuinely funny – there are a lot of laughs in here for both the boys and the girls. It probably helped too that I hadn’t seen any previews for the film – no previews means none of the best jokes were spoilt. I’d highly recommend the film to anyone – gerrod.com rating: 8.5/10.
And, in further news, last night was a huge celebrity fest! Carrie’s sharp eye managed to catch David Hasselhoff sneaking in to the cinema just before the movie started. We shared the cinema with Knight Rider! Then, after the film, the compere (who was a total knob) introduced the audience to some of the folks who “went into making the film”. I was expecting perhaps the guy that fetched the snacks for the actors, and one of the extras from some background scene.
Instead, I was pleasantly surprised when he introduced none other than the director (some guy whose name I instantly forgot), and the 2 lead actors – Paul Reiser and Peter Falk! Of course, it figures that the one time I didn’t have my camera was the one time we saw famous people. Both Reiser and Falk were just great – both very funny and humble people. One of the minor characters from the film (the mechanic) was also in the audience, as well as a few of the extras. It was great!