Friday, October 14, 2005

Kinsey

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't seen this movie and want everything to be a surprise when you do see it, skip this post. I won't be offended.

Kinsey was pretty good. I was really surprised by how many "people" (I mean "stars") were in it - during the opening credits, I caught myself saying "Tim Curry! John Lithgow! Oliver Platt! Timothy Hutton!" I had no idea all those people were in the movie. Other things in the movie were surprising as well. I knew it was about sex, of course, but I really wasn't expecting to see Peter Saarsgard's junk, so that was a surprise. Also, there was an unexpected make-out scene - seriously unexpected. Like, Liam Neeson slipping the tongue to Peter Saarsgard unexpected. Nate and I both said "Whoa! Whoa!" It was crazy.

I can't really find any faults with the movie, other than maybe it glossed over some of the more unsavory parts of Alfred Kinsey's life. Actually, that kind of bugged me. The movie would mention things, like Kinsey's "dependency on barbituates," and then they'd just sort of go away. I'm not one of those movie watchers who does research afterwards if I'm left with questions, so I guess I'll never know.

Kinsey didn't really move me - it was fine. I'm glad I saw it, but it doesn't instantly jump to the top of my "all-time favorite movies" list. Oh well.

Kinsey - B-

4 comments:

Chargenda said...

When I saw that scene where Liam Neeson kissed Laura Linney I was like "whoah! Whoah!"

amandarama said...

Dude, don't front - it was totally unexpected. If he had started making out with Lynn Redgrave at the end, I would have said "Whoa! Whoa!" to that, too.

ryan d said...

I saw this movie with my dad and his then-fiance in the theatres on Thanksgiving in Atlanta. Kinda weird.

Dustin J. Harder said...

Did it have as many co-stars as the beloved favorite "Jackies Back!" I mean, was Liza in it or what?