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A Week In Film #034: There’s a reason why some of these films haven’t been heard of

R-Point title screen

R-Point
I was hoping for more, but it didn’t deliver. Sort of a supernatural South Korean take on Apocalypse Now.

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist title screen

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Very enjoyable, sweet little comedy about two youngsters (Michael Cera and Kat Dennings) finding friendship, and maybe love, over music.

Johnny Be Good title screen

Johnny Be Good
Silly teen movie about a high school football star (Anthony Michael Hall) being feted by various colleges.

Uma Thurman appears in an early role as his girlfriend, Robert Downey Jnr is his best friend. Hall’s former Breakfast Club nemesis Paul Gleason amuses as his school coach, whilst Jennifer Tilly in turn brightens things up as his ditzy wife.

About Last Night title screen

About Last Night
Dull ‘adult relationship’ job, with all the usual perspectives thrown around with great abandon, peppered with naughty words because we’re all hip yuppies or whatnot (hey, this was the 80s).

Rob Lowe and Demi Moore seem well suited as the on/off couple at the centre of things, but maybe that’s because you let out a sigh of relief now you know they can’t be inflicted on anyone else. Jim Belushi is mildly diverting as Lowe’s boorish best friend. Apparently it’s based on the David Mamet play Sexual Perversity In Chicago – I would aver that it is a rather watered down version.