The Wackness

The weekend has been rough. Lots of late nights and traveling in less than preferable weather conditions. So after a nice afternoon of running around with my girl Rudy on Sunday, we set out to watch this movie called The Wackness (on DVD at your favorite Movie Land location). Definitely a cool flick in the vein of Kids (albeit a lot less degenerate).

The movie takes place in the summer of '94 when the NYC rap game was on top and Giuliani (the evil Rudy, as opposed to my favorite bitch. What up Fred and C!) was on a mission to get rid of the characters that defined NYC. It tells the story of Luke Shapiro's summer, a teenage pot dealer who forge a friendship with his client/shrink who's having a midlife crisis. The story and dialogues are good, but what really caught me is the soundtrack. Besides working perfectly with the story and different scenes, every song is a banger. From Biggie to Nas to Tribe, my head was bopping the whole time. Ben Knightley (Sir?) is also hilarious in the role of the bong-hitting psychiatrist. Definitely worth watching. Really good drama.



Now excuse while I go watch old mid-90's skate vids while listening to Illmatic. People can say what they want but '92 to '96 was the golden era for hip hop in my book.

4 comments:

Carolina Andrea said...

Yahhh! Sunday was so fun, I'm still baffled by the rude woman with the amazingly sweet dog. I will have to check out this movie, props to you for renting a movie called 'The Wackness'

BENBASS said...

Here's quote from the movie, which in turn is reason numero uno you should watch it:

Certain people you just can't trust, you know Luke?

Never trust anyone who doesn't smoke pot or listen to Dylan.

Never trust anyone who doesn't like the beach.

Never, EVER, EVER trust anyone who says they don't like dogs! You meet someone who doesn't like dogs you alert the authorities IMMEDIATELY and you sure as SHIT don't MARRY THEM!

Fred said...

Great weekend

Carolina Andrea said...

Never, EVER, EVER trust anyone who says they don't like dogs! You meet someone who doesn't like dogs you alert the authorities IMMEDIATELY and you sure as SHIT don't MARRY THEM!

Truer words have never been spoken

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