One paragraph reviews on art, movies, books, and pop culture by a know-nothing who knows it all

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Fella Flick

If the male supporting characters in a chick flick are more interesting than the female leads, we've got a problem. "Friends with Money," Nicole Holofcener's latest film, focuses on four women friends, three with money and one without, and all either neurotic or depressed. The lead female characters are interchangable. I had a problem telling them apart. (Jennifer Aniston, however, stood out, but only because I never forgot for a moment that she was Jennifer Aniston.) The male characters, on the other hand, are very individualized, and I found myself more interested in learning their backstory or what their fate would be.