Friday, February 25, 2011
245. The 25th Hour (2002)
Champagne for my real friends, and real pain for my sham friends.
Regardless of how you feel about Mr. Spike Lee, a movie like this is an absolute reminder that he is a doggone good filmmaker. The combination of Lee's direction and a movie rooted in the emotion of real-life father and son actors Edward Norton and Brian Cox makes this one near perfect movie. I thought quite a while about whether to include this movies soliloqy, but then I figured it would be a pretty fun one to edit.
Reader beware, offensive monologue coming up:
Okay, I changed my mind... Half way through editing the F-bombs out, I realize that it really didn't make it any less offensive. So, I offered up the secondary quote above, but I urge you to look up Norton's "F*#& You" speech if you want to be shocked and amazed.