Monday, January 26, 2009
Vote yes for 'Swing' (that would have been my lame Red & Black headline in 1997)
I'm not surprised this movie died at the box office last year, because even as a Kevin Costner fan, I wasn't interested. Finally seeing it tonight, though, I'm pretty damn amazed how good it was.
It's a perfectly non-partisan political comedy, featuring one of Costner's best performances, rivaling his work in Tin Cup, A Perfect World and The War. I just wish the marketing geniuses had realized it might have been better served in an election year November than August.
Most impressive of all, I watched it in one sitting. I just don't do that anymore.