"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

Million Dollar Movie

I don’t know that you can explain chemistry but when you see it in a movie, man, it sings. It’s a kind of pleasure we don’t get tired of–I mean, we’re still in love with Nick and Nora Charles, right? Take John Cusack and Minnie Driver in Grosse Pointe Blank. They are just great together.

The tone and pacing of the whole movie works.  Now, there’s a black comedy I always enjoy watching.


1 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  May 1, 2013 10:30 am


Second that - always loved this movie, and would even if it didn't feature the nice coincidence that Martin Blank's fictional HS graduation year is the same as my real one.

Wouldn't it have been something if Cusack's character here had just been named Lloyd Dobler, and Grosse Pointe Blank turned out to be just a really unexpected sequel to Say Anything...? See, Diane Court dumped him after all, so he joined the army...

2 Alex Belth   ~  May 1, 2013 10:33 am

That works. And while I liked Lloyd Dobler, I like Martin Blank even more. Especially his taste in women.

3 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  May 1, 2013 10:35 am


Off-thread: For some weird reason, at least on my end of the Series of Tubes, there is no comment box at the end of Jon's game recap ("Willing to Wait.")

So let me observe here: In any other context, Jon's post would have amounted to little more than a long-form version of Scooter's "WW" scorebook cop-out. But here, it was enjoyable and still told me pretty much everything I needed to know. Reminded me how nice it is to share time with this community every day.

4 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  May 1, 2013 10:38 am

[2] Oh, well, Minnie Driver, without question. Between GPB, Good Will Hunting and Big Night, my gawd, you got yourself quite a little film festival there.

5 Alex Belth   ~  May 1, 2013 10:45 am

3) I caught that, too. Will try to find out the trouble.

6 Jon Weisman   ~  May 1, 2013 1:37 pm

God, how I adore this movie.

7 Alex Belth   ~  May 1, 2013 2:06 pm

6) Everything is "right" about it, huh?

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