Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Extra Man: Read all about it

People who use people are the funniest people in the world. With apologies to Barbra S., that's the theme of this amusing new movie starring Kevin Kline as the extra man — a walker, who takes advantage of an inequality in numbers, specifically the surplus of older women.
The flick, which brings together an assortment of eccentrics, also stars Paul Dano, reprising his role as a strange young man in "There will be Blood." Here he's a strange young man in New York City. And rounding out the cast is a nuttier-than-usual John C. Reilly, a hirsute neighbor with a falsetto voice. And then there's Katie Holmes. The least said about her the better.
"The Extra Man" is more a pastiche of performances and a series of memorable moments than a full-fledged movie plot, but it's most definitely a fun watch.

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