If you ever find yourself nostalgic for the ’60s, this is your cure. How bad can it be if it’s not Pootie Tang? Picture if you will this graph:
“The Godfather goes in the top right corner — great talent all around, terrific movie. The bottom left is inhabited by the kinds of things that they show at 3 in the morning. I’m open for suggestions for the top left — great movies with a bunch of no-names. Maybe “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”?
But the bottom right is reserved for movies like “The Party,” which is on TMC right now and will remain there until I’m done with this post and change the channel. No wait, I’ll change it right now. There. “Men In Black.” In the upper right quadrant somewhere, though not in the corner. “Party” is directed by Blake Edwards, stars Peter Sellers and Claudine Longet. On paper it can’t miss. On a screen somewhere? Just reach for the airsickness bag.
Can I score something with a negative number of stars?