Sunday, March 5, 2017
LA LA Liked it.
Agent 54 here again. My wife dragged me and my movie buddies to see LA LA Land starring Emma Stone as Mia and Ryan Gosling as Sebastian (Seb) today. It was a more believable movie than 50 Shades of whatever and I'm sure the dance numbers were better too. Surprisingly, we all seemed to enjoy LA LA Land.
Here’s another of our poolside reviews.
Scene: Agent 54 is sitting at a poolside table with a soda, notebook and a pen, Everyone else is in the pool relaxing.
Agent 54: Well, as usual, I have to start things off . To tell the truth I thought LA LA Land was going to be the typical boring “chick-flick” that my wife makes me sit through from time to time so I can get to watch great movies like Sharknado and District 9.
However, I went in with an open mind and actually enjoyed the movie. I found the dance scenes to be colorful and energetic. I enjoyed the scenes filmed in and around Hollywood and the movie made me want to go back there for vacation again. Much of the movie brought the viewers back to the golden age of Hollywood musicals and the music was good, especially if you enjoy jazz.
Carol (Mrs. Agent 54): I liked the story except at the end when the guy and the girl didn’t end up together. I thought that was sad.
Shamu: Sad maybe but, they be keepin it real. Nobody in Hollywood stays hooked up for very long. I really enjoyed John Legend’s vibe as the leader of the band that Seb joined.
Flipper: Yeah, well, I liked Emma Stone. She’s one of the cutest little Hollywood starfish in the sea.
Charlie Tuna: Oh boy. You still got no class, Flip. Last movie we saw you got a crush on Isla Fisher and that’s all you remember about the flick.
Flipper: Eh, what can I say. I’m a suckerfish for little Redhead Herrings.
Agent 54: Yeah, getting back to the movie, I have to agree with Shamu. The underlying message of LA LA Land was one of the sacrifice and commitment needed to make your dreams come true.
Charlie Tuna: I say Mia has no class either. I mean, after they split up Seb intercepts an audition call-back for Mia and he drives off to Colorado to drag her to the audition which makes all her dreams come true. What does she do for him? She gets rich and famous and forgets all about him and marries some French guy. No class!
Carol: OMG! He wasn’t a French guy and she helped Seb with his career before by telling him to chase his dreams and play his own music no matter what.
Shamu: Shiiit! Seb was gonna make it no matter what. That guy can play the piano like nobody’s business.
Agent 54: Hey, take it easy Shamu. That’s my wife you’re takin to.
Shamu: Whatever, I’m just sayin he did a lot more for her than she did for him and that’s the damn straight skippy.
Flipper: Hey I enjoyed the scene on the Santa Monica pier when Seb is singing. You know, I used to swim near there all the time but, you got to keep your distance from the pier. Nasty fishing hooks and that kinda crap all around.
Scene: Carol gets out of the pool and wraps a towel herself.
Carol: Okay, I’m heading back to the house to make dinner. I’ve had enough of hanging around with this riff raff. You comin, Agent 54?
Agent 54: In a minute. Gotta finish writing this up. Hey, how many Starfish?
Carol: 3 out of 5. It was good, not great.
Flipper: 3 for Mia, er uh Emma Stone.
Shamu: 4 Starfish all day long. I liked it.
Charlie Tuna: I give it a classy 4 Starfish and I would watch it again.
Agent 54: I have to give it 4 Starfish too. I have to admit, I was entertained.
Shamu: Shiiit! Agent 54 liked a “chick-flick” more than his wife, ha ha ha.
Agent 54: Who you making fun of, you gave it 4 too. Anyway, the movie averaged 3.6 Starfish. Not bad for a “chick-flick”.
Scene: After Carol leaves, Agent 54 closes his notebook and slowly takes off his Hawaiian shirt,then shouts,,,
Agent 54: CANNON BALL!!!
Scene: After the biggest splash in the history of that pool, Agent 54 comes up for air.
Agent 54: So, what’s next?
Flipper: Chips, no doubt!
Shamu: Chip Happens!
Charlie Tuna: Chips is gonna be a classic comedy.
Agent 54: Okay then, Chips, starring Dax Sheppard and Michael Pena it is.