Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Pretty Persuasion premieres

Skander reports:
Had the L.A. premiere last night, which was very Hollywood and surreal. I thought it would be low-key, as it's a small indie film. But no. They had to turn 200 people away at the door. Weirdly random celebrities turned up. Keanu snuck in undetected ... Two people actually asked for my autograph! ... Ranjith, my oldest friend (since Grade 4!) flew in from San Francisco. Pazit and I smiled for the flashing cameras on the red carpet, but of course only the actors turned up on the wire.
Paparazzi shots are here.

Reviews have started to appear, and the consensus is, errrm, not so good so far. This is not a huge surprise, as the mainstream critical response at Sundance was pretty bad. Audiences seem to like the movie, though. If you're in New York or L.A., take a chance! Go see it, and tell me about it -- I haven't seen it yet.

Update: Defamer's spies were there too -- check it out. Apparently some of the random celebrities were there for a screening of The Aristocrats, the Pretty Persuasion premiere was hopelessly disorganized, and things got inexplicably rowdy in the concession stand lineup: "Guys, guys! This is a luxury movie theater! If you want to bitchslap each other over some Junior Mints, take it to Burbank."


Anonymous dave said...

Hey, 47 points out of 100 isn't that bad. You're 14 ahead of Dukes of Hazzard, after all.

Also, Kareem Abdul Jabbar... Jr.?

10:36 p.m., August 10, 2005  
Blogger ranjit said...

I watched it! It made me hate everyone and everything for 90 minutes. Good fun!

11:37 p.m., August 12, 2005  
Blogger Rachel said...

I'm definitely intrigued. Did you see the review in Salon? "beyond the multiplex"

2:33 a.m., August 15, 2005  

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