Sunday, January 4, 2009
Alex Lies and Videotapes
I thought Rob Lowe did his job well. He played Alex with the perfect mixture of attraction and menace. Why did this surprise me? Where do these low expectations come from regarding some actors? With Lowe, I can't remember being disappointed by a certain performance of his. (to be fair, I also can't remember loving his work. But I guess that just adds to my point) Why was I gearing up for some schlocky work? (Is it really about the 'Rat Pack' or the sex tape? Is that shit still in my mind? How did it even get in there?) I don't like having these unconscious feelings or prejudices going into a viewing. Makes me wonder what other unconscious attitudes potentially affect my first intake of a film.