Saturday, December 13, 2008

CPW Sleeper Series: Unconditional Love


No one messes with a dwarf in a red raincoat


CPW Sleepers is a new series in which I will pontificate on the relative worthiness of sleeper movies and insist that all my Gentle Readers watch them immediately.

The first in our series is the 2002 sleeper Unconditional Love. Poor George and I have enjoyed this as one of our favorite movies for a number of years now.

It features Kathy Bates, Rupert Everett, a dwarf AND Barry Manilow. What is there not to love about that? It is not even remotely possible to make a bad movie using that combination.

I watched it this morning and got unexplainedly weepy, which of course led me to call Mindy June and leave her a voice mail containing one of my favorite Barry Manilow songs.

Watch it today.

Love and coasters,


CP



12 comments:

Mnmom said...

Looks like a winner. My hubby says I look like Kathy Bates.

PG said...

You forgot to mention Jonathan Pryce, not very CP of you!!

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

I thought I was the only person on earth (or with Encore!) to have seen this film.

I love the scene when they are riding the bicycle together.

GrizzBabe said...

I put it on the top of my Netflix list!

Bubs said...

Ok, do we have to Netflix this and watch it drunk now?

When I saw that dwarf in the red raincoat I thought you were going to talk about the Nicholas Roeg movie "Don't Look Now" and I thought WTF?

Cap'n Ergo "XL" Jinglebollocks said...

do they have that at RedBox? It seems perfect for th' holidays!!

Gifted Typist said...

A movie with Barry BananaLoaf? No wonder you got weepy.

Bacon Lady said...

This combination of actors is making me dizzy. Seriously. I have to go lay down.

Melinda June said...

And of course I've seen this. In fact, I was just talking about it the other day when my friend Darreck and I were driving on Lower Wacker in the middle of the night, wondering what the name of this movie was.

GETkristiLOVE said...

So the dwarf is a showgirl named Lola, and Kathy Bates is her number one fan?

Beth said...

I always catch this movie about halfway through. Now that I know a raincoated dwarf has a role, I will try my damndest to see it.

Cormac Brown said...

Merry Christmas to you and George, from all of us!