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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Go See Turn Me On, Dammit! 2.0

"The plot of 'Turn Me On (Dammit!)' resembles the Emma Stone comedy 'Easy A,' but the tone is darker and more challenging." - Chris Hewitt 

I like Emma Stone. She comes across as funny, intelligent and having a good head on her shoulders, not unlike her character in "Easy A." In fact, I suspect her character in "Easy A" would adore the itsy bitsy Norweigan film "Turn Me On, Dammit!" (In fact, Stone's mother in "Easy A" is played by Patricia Clarkson who hosted a screening of "Turn Me On, Dammit!" earlier this year to help build word of mouth which automatically earns her 575,000 bonus points from Cinema Romantico.)

(Reader: "Oh no. Is this idiot blabbering about that freaking movie from Norway AGAIN? When does it end with this guy?")

I mention my thoughts on Ms. Stone because I don't want you to assume that because of what I'm about to say I hold a grudge toward her. Quite the contrary. And what I'm about to say is this: Dear Chicagoans, next week "The Amazing Spider Man" (starring Emma Stone) opens but if you, like me, are stricken with sequel-itis and blockbuster-discontent then say no mas to "The Amazing Spider Man."

And I ask you to do this because The Siskel Center, in all its glory, is bringing Jannicke Systad Jacobson's marvelous "Turn Me On, Dammit!" back to Chi-town starting next Friday July 6th for a one week run. You should see this movie instead. (Check out all the showtimes here.) And if you still don't believe me, well, then perhaps you will believe my fantastic colleague, Mette, bless her heart, who called it "a film the world has been waiting for." (Truth.)

This is your chance, Chicagoans, to tell Hollywood you genuinely want genuine, original storytelling and not another bloated 3D chunk. Remember, to see an unecessary Hollywood reboot when storytelling greatness awaits makes cowards of men.

Also, at the Siskel Center you can watch "Turn Me On, Dammit!" AND drink a beer! Everybody wins!


Anonymous said...

Go you! I agree, but I think you know that already. A great, funny little film which I wish could find a greater audience.

Nick Prigge said...

Thank you, Jessica. I appreciate your support in this matter. But you knew that already too. Now, if I could just get all of Chicago out to see it!