Jan 19, 2006
I grew up a HUGE Steve Martin fan. I could recite all of his comedy records from the 70s. I had a bright orange license plate that said I AM A WILD AND CRAZY GUY. It was silly. He was silly. He was brilliant. The Jerk. Three Amigos. Planes Trains and Automobiles. Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels! MY BLUE GODDAMN HEAVEN!!! Even stepping into the serious with the Spanish Prisoner, brilliant!
So, maybe saying this goes against the popular belief in highbrow culture, but let me just say that Shop Girl was stupid. Insipid even. A jerk-off tale for midlife-crisis rich-businessman jerkoffs. Then we have crap like Bringing Down the House, Cheaper by the Dozen...all a waste of time, money and effort. And now this.
Who the hell does Steve Martin think he is?
My opinion of Steve Martin has gone straight through the floor, sub-basement, and into the circle of hell reserved for hubris-encrusted hasbeens.
And stop saying "min"! The word is "men" with a 'E'!