Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Mona Lisa's Smile Canne'd

Opie and his Bosom Buddy's magnum opus, the "Da Vinci Code," received a chilly reception at a sneak preview for movie critics at the Cannes film festival. Instead of applause, the film was greeted with snickers and out right derision from the audience of 2000. Peter Brunette, Boston Globe critic opined, "I didn't like it very much. I thought it was almost as bad as the book, was a zombie." As to the cine's denouement (when Hanks is unveiled as the purported last surviving descendant of Christ, Gerson Da Cunha of the Times of India added, "At the high point, there was laughter among the journalists. Not loud laughs, but a snicker and I think that says it all." Who's smiling now?

4 comments:

jharkansas said...

Thanks for the spoiler, James. Not that I was going to see the movie, anyway.

jakeho said...

No problem, Joseph. Glad to save you and fam $30.00 and the possible emotional distress inherent with the experience.

jharkansas said...

By the way, I like your title pun.  You could also supplement it with "Mona Lisa's Smile Canne'd and Panned".

jakeho said...

Thanks, Joseph! They may have done better had they screened it in Nice.