I’m calling this the “Oh Yeah, That Movie, I Remember” blog entry. Two of them I completely forgot I had watched, but the others I haven’t thought about for a while. The five are from the 1990s and early 2000s. There are brief synopses for each one.
1. One Night at McCool’s (2001) is a comedy and crime movie about different versions of what happened when meeting a woman named Jewel. It is written by Stan Seidel and directed by Harald Zwart. The scenes between Paul Reiser and Liv Tyler stand out the most. It also stars Matt Dillon, Michael Douglas, John Goodman, Andrew Dice Clay, and Reba McEntire. It’s rated R for violence, sexuality, and language. It runs one hour and 33 minutes.
2. Wild Things (1998) is a crime, drama, and mystery movie about lies, betrayal, and conspiracy leading to accusations with legal consequences. Nothing is what it seems. It is written by Stephen Peters and directed by John McNaughton. It stars Matt Dillion (again), Neve Campbell, Denise Richards, Theresa Russell, Bill Murray, Robert Wagner, and Jeff Perry. It’s rated R for sexuality, nudity, language, and some violence. It runs one hour and 48 minutes.
3. Topsy-Turvy (1999) is a biography, comedy, and drama movie about two theatrical writers on the brink of splitting up and how they come together to create something unpredictable. It is written and directed by Mike Leigh. Jim Broadbent and Timothy Spall are funny and great together. It also stars Francis Lee, Allan Corduner, Lesley Manville, Kate Doherty, and Dexter Fletcher. It’s rated R for a scene of risqué nudity. It runs two hours and 34 minutes.
4. Election (1999) is a comedy, drama, and romance movie about a perfectionist student who wants to be her high school’s next class president. It’s a free for all in her quest for recognition. It is adapted from Tom Perotta’s novel and written by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor. It is directed by Alexander Payne. It stars Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell, and Matt Malloy. It’s rated R for strong sexuality, sex-related dialogue and language, and a scene of drug use. It runs one hour and 43 minutes.
5. Dick (1999) is a comedy movie about two gullible high school girls during the Nixon presidency. They are hired to walk his dog and because of this find themselves in the middle of the Watergate scandal. It is written by Andrew Fleming and Sheryl Longin. It is directed by Andrew Fleming. It stars Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Williams, Dan Hedaya, Will Ferrell, Bruce McCulloch, Terri Garr, Dave Foley, Jim Breuer, Harry Shearer, and Saul Rubinek. I also give a shout out to the PD, Barb Dunphy. It’s rated PG-13 for sex-related humor, drug content, and language. It runs one hour and 34 minutes.