August 10, 2001

The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai: Across The 8th Dimension

A 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)