Like "Be Cool" and other Elmore Leonard stuff, "Get Shorty" is alot of fun, but not slapstick wacky. They don't have alot of punchline jokes, but the odd situations and quirky characters are humorous on a subtle level. I think that's why "The Big Bounce" was a flop- it tried to be too slapstick wacky.
"Get Shorty" is definitely worth a rental or cable viewing. Watch for James "Tony Soprano" Gandolfini as a burly bodyguard.
If you like "Shorty", I'd recommend checking out Leonard's books "Maximum Bob" and "Tishomingo Blues".
Originally posted by EastCoastAvengerHere's the trailer for The Rock's new movie. This time it's a supporting role as a gay bodyguard with an afro. Um, yeah... Anyway, here's the addy
If the Rock's gay bodyguard is as funny as his gay bartender skit he did on SNL, it should be enjoyable.
smark/net attack wienerville advisory holds at ORANGE alert - High (JBL is STILL WWE champion and now smarks arch enemy HHH is the World Champion. Major red threat, but the undercard seems okay. The alert holds... for now)- 9/19
As a child of the 80's, I'm already mentally in line for this. BUT, it looks weird to me. The actors look like SNL sketches of the A-Team and the special effects look like what we saw in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.