Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Rock Me Sexy Jesus
Went to see the hilarious comedy farce "Hamlet 2" tonight. Steve Coogan plays a not-very-good drama teacher at West Mesa High School in Tucson, Arizona who, in an attempt to save the drama department at his school, puts on a wildly inappropriate musical he's written -- a sequel to "Hamlet."
Since nearly every character in "Hamlet" dies at the end, "Hamlet 2" features a time machine along with appearances by Jesus and Albert Einstein.
Elizabeth Shue turns in a great cameo as Elizabeth Shue. I think this film will breath some life back into her film career.
Aside from being very fun, the film has some good things to say about arts education in our schools and finding ways (hopefully more appropriate) to work out one's personal issues.