Courtesy of Vulcan Video, this is a designated escapist weekend. K. did the selecting. First up were Stealing Harvard, the Elegant Criminal (Lacenaire), and Knockaround Guys. IMDB received opinion has nothing good to say about Stealing Harvard, but it is, in fact, funny, and we loved that Homespital business. Lacenaire was French in the worst way and seemed to be double its two-hour length. It was political and not at all cinematic, but the costume design was sumptuous. K. immediately recognized the lead from Le Placard. Knockaround affords plenty of ops for scenery-chewing and practically everybody involved takes full advantage, but not Vin Diesel, who really does have something going. This is the first we'd seen him outside previews.
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