Thursday, April 16, 2009

DISAPPOINTED!!!

This is a classic line from a Fish Called Wanda. That is one of my all-time favorite comedies that I got to see with my Dad when I was visiting Mass as a kid. Those that know me know I don't have much of a relationship with my Dad but watching this movie with him stands out as one of my best memories. I love Monty Python and it included some of the cast and much of their humor, but Kevin Kline stole the show. As Otto he played the perfect combination of a moron, thief, sex crazed lunatic, he was very bad with the Italian language and driving in Italy, and most importantly don't call him stupid. If you've never seen the movie rent it now, you won't be disappointed. There's a great scene after they had stolen a bunch of money that they came back to the getaway and it was all gone. All he did was jump in the air, kick the wall, and yell out "DISAPPOINTED!"

He was hilarious in In and Out as a gay man and in Soap Dish as a soap opera star way, way, way past his prime (you will never forget the gig he had in glorious Florida in the retirement home), great in Dave (he played the President as a non-politician perfectly but if only he got the girl and she wasn't Sigourney Weaver), and who can ever forget his stab at dramatic acting in the wife-swapping turned murder movie Consenting Adults. The ultimate fantasy turned into a murder plot, and you're the accused. Anyway tonight I have only one point, and that's that I feel like Otto right now when he found out the loot was gone that they had stolen, "DISAPPOINTED!"

I had a bad night but tomorrow will be a better day. Maybe I'll rent A Fish Called Wanda after I get back from Lane's brother's funeral. It will be my first since Hope passed, please send me strength. Per my last blog, please shoot me an e-mail or post a comment if you read this. I'm dying to know who is and I've already found a few people I would have never guessed.

19 comments:

Tyler said...

What's going on?

Tyler said...

Who the hell is Tyler? this is anna...

Anna said...

ok, figured it out

Anna

Anonymous said...

Hi Jake,
Just wanted to let you know that I am still reading (in response to your email from 4/12). My prayers are with you as well as with Lane's family for the funeral today. Good luck reaching your goal with the Relay for Life.
Marci (Nace) Britt

J said...

Still readin'!

Tina said...

I'm reading yours- do you read mine? keep blogging- it's a great way to release.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jake, I'm still checking in on you too. Still holding you and your family in my prayers.

Donna,
Jen C's mother in law.

cousin joe from maine said...

Jake,
I love you, man, but you can't go knocking Sigourney Weaver...
Joe

The O'Neill Family said...

I still check in from time to time- your blogs have a powerful way of making you and hope seem like family to everyone who reads- it keeps me coming back for more. I enjoyed meeting you on the drunk bus and am glad you came out for the occasion. I wish nothing but the best for you and your family! -Margot in NC

Anonymous said...

Hey Jake, Jess and I are still reading. We will forever feel close to your family and be keeping tabs on you! That sounded a little stalkerish...Oh and by the way, you should turn your lights off at night to save energy...not that I would know you leave your lights on...he he

Domingo and Jess

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you and your family everyday.

God Bless
Tracey W

Jennifer P said...

Hey! I still check on you! And I look forward to seeing you on Sunday. :-)

Jennifer said...

Hey Jake! We still check in on you and the boys. Give the boys a hug!

Joey and Jennifer

Brad said...

Keep up the posts.
Kevin Klein is hilarious.

Anonymous said...

Still reading. Keep it real, Jake!

-=Traci
AKA: Techno Mom :)

Suz said...

Jake
I'm a friend of a friend of a friend who told me about Hope and her blog quite some time ago and have been reading regularly since then. Your transparency draws me back time and time again to see how you and your family are doing since Hope's passing. Thanks for allowing us to be included in these days of your lives.

Suzanne Adams

Trish Scholer LeBouef said...

Hugs from Louisiana

Mikki said...

I still check on you everyday!

rach said...

Still reading, Jake!
I loveya,
Rach