Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Unrealistic Movie Scene (The Program)

The following scene from The Program is the reason I started this gimmick, but I've been waiting for the right moment to post it. And what makes Thursday at 2:13 a.m. EST the right moment? Beats the hell out of me - but I took an Adderall far too late in the evening to even think about sleep. In case you were wondering, the alarm will first go off at 6:14 a.m. EST. My life is decidedly less than awesome. Anyway...

(I'm writing this under the assumption you've seen The Program upwards of sixty times like every other red-blooded human, although it doesn't matter if this is your first time.)

The scene on tap is Lattimer's near-rape of an average-looking coed, who probably checks in at less than 90 lbs.

I need you to focus on the 00:42 mark, right after Lattimer, in the acting performance of a lifetime, asks, "WHAT WERE YOU DOING, LEADING ME ON????!!!!????"

Sit back and enjoy Lattimer's attempted rape, and read my comments below the video:

1. You gotta admit, Lattimer was somewhat justified in his actions (she did go back to his room and all), but it's almost never funny to joke about rape, so let's just agree to move on.

2. Listen, when a roid-raging Lattimer throws you into a selfless position on a sofa chair, and he intends to forcefully have intercourse with you (presumably unprotected), well, you're out of options.

Except in this glorious scene, when the girl - who weighs half as much as a 7-year-old Chinese gymnast - manages to knock Lattimer off his feet and on his ass with what really can't be described as a kick - it was more of half-throttle leg extension!

What was James Caan thinking?

-Brad Spieser (