Monday, July 18, 2011

The 15 Best Summer Movies, 4:

"Baby steps out the door."

Whatever happened to Richard Dreyfus?

Wasn't he at one point more or less poised to become our biggest movie star? Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Graduate, American Graffiti, Stand By Me, he was really on the pop culture radar.

Now he's gone.

Not dead, I mean -- just not there anymore.

I think it was because he appeared on Weeds, the single most annoying piece of pop culture/TV dreck ever created. Nobody has ever watched Weeds, and yet it still persists in
being mentioned by people, and apparently is still on the air.

Oh, and the movie: Didn't you, when you watched this movie, want to go on vacation to the place Richard Dreyfus went on vacation to? Only with slightly less Bob?

Previous entries:

1. Weekend At Bernie's.
(P.S. To Rogue Mutt: When you say that the sequel was unnecessary, does that imply that the first one was necessary?)

2. One Crazy Summer.

3. National Lampoon's Vacation.

1 comment:

Rogue Mutt said...

About the only work he seems to get anymore is playing Dick Cheney or Cheney-like bad people.