Thursday, August 12, 2004

I got talked into watching a Luc Besson movie last night called Wasabi. It's a slapstick action-comedy starring a very worn-looking, tired Jean Reno as an ex-spy who discovers that he has a recently orphaned kogal daughter. It's a fun movie in a this-really-doesn't-make-sense sort of way, and reminded me heavily of Lost in Translation with gunplay and yakuza. The sidekick is a ratlike character actor named Michel Muller, who most strongly resembles Jerry Lewis playing Renfield in a stock-company production of Dracula. I always knew that France's national Jerry Lewis obsession would result in something sickening and untoward; thank god it's something as incidental and inconsequential as Michel Muller.

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