Thursday, May 20, 2010


If you have not watched "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" since you were a kid, it is time to Netflix it. We had a viewing last night at the Greenpeace warehouse, and it was supremely enjoyable (the beer and the ice cream cake might have helped too). The only piece that I remembered was the scene where the lady truck driver's face gets all scary.
Horrifying. Scarred my childhood.

But it turns out the movie is all about Pee-wee's quest to find his stolen bike, which I had forgotten. And it starts out in San Francisco! And despite the fact that Pee-Wee's lipstick is unsettling (not quite subtle, but not drag queen obvious either), he's pretty charming. There is an upsetting scene in which a pet store catches fire, but Pee-wee saves all the animals, of course. It's really a funny movie! The catchphrases still ring true - I know you are, but what am I?

(Odd but sad coincidence: early this morning a Humane Society in Berkeley caught fire. Boo.)

(Odd but just odd coincidence #2: today's NYT has an article on the upcoming Pee-wee Broadway musical.)


e said...

I watched it pretty recently, and the most unsettling fact is that it's a Tim Burton film.

Mike G. said...

Large Marge sent me.