Monday, January 5, 2009
Daniel Craig has a very nice ass
Last night I stayed up and watched the 2008 film, Flashbacks of a Fool, in which the hunky actor bares his beautiful backside and parades around half-naked for the first ten minutes or so. For a 40-year-old guy, Mr. Craig is lookin' real good (sorry, no full frontal). I don't remember this movie playing in the theaters, and since it only grossed $1,060,247 (according to Wikipedia), I don't think it was a box office success.
The film tells a very familiar tale. Craig plays a troubled movie star, who is described as a "self-indulgent damn fool." Since the movie opens with him making love to two women and snorting cocaine, I would have to agree with this assessment. After his agent dumps him, Craig has a flashback to his teenage years, which introduces us to his younger self (played by the adorable Harry Eden, who also shares his bare bottom with the class) and helps explain how Craig ended up such a mess as an adult.
The acting is excellent: Craig delivers a wonderful--and very unBondlike--performance, while Eden is equally good as is the supporting cast, which includes the lovely Olivia Williams (Rushmore, The Sixth Sense), as their mother. Unfortunately, none of the drama in the film amounts to very much by the end, which I found extremely weak and disappointing. And who hasn't already seen a flick about a screwed-up movie star exploring their past in order to get their life back together? Didn't Meryl Streep already act this role in Postcards from the Edge (a far better film, which you should go watch instead).
So I can't really recommend Flashbacks of a Fool--unless you're a Daniel Craig fan and wish to check out his fine assets. I was never bored during the film, but the story is one we've all seen before. I give the movie a C+--and the + is for Craig's divine cheekiness.