Finally I found courage to revisit a movie that resided in my memory as one of the funniest films I've ever seen; I remember that the whole theater trembled with hysteric laughter during Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (Rajio no Jikan), a 1997 Japanese production.
I was a bit wary at the beginning, thinking that maybe the whole cinema was a bit wrong about this. I was the wrong one, of course. This movie is hysterical,even while keeping the tenderness. The characters are crazy and lovely, everyone involved in the same task of putting on radio a corny love story written by a shy woman, produced by clumsily radio workers, with the impromptu help of a security guard and the not so welcomed help of the writer's glutton husband. And the Japanese cowboy trucker? Precious.
Man, I laughed, Neighbors must have thought I was having a nervous breakdown. The comedy is a well oiled story about making art with low budget and experience, but a lot of will and creative solutions. It is sweet, extremely funny, endearing. I shouldn't have been afraid of disappointment at all.
PS:On the afternoon, I was surfing the cable when I saw Erased just beginning. I tried really hard to see it, I like Aaron Eckhart, but I couldn't. Even for me somethings are in fact too predictable.