August 10, 2001

The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai: Across The 8th Dimension

taobbatedA favorite adventure comedy movie from my childhood. It's impossible to describe its appeal to someone who did not grow up with this one, but here goes: A "Who's Who" of classic character actors (John Lithgow, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya, Vincent Schiavelli); A Scientist/Rock Star/Brain Surgeon/Adventurer named Buckaroo Banzai, a comic-book hero which Peter Weller takes completely seriously; delightful 1980s fashions; and Jeff Goldblum in a cowboy suit + chaps. Who could ask for anything more? (Brattle Theater)