WEIRDLAND: Decent crushes

Friday, March 27, 2009

Decent crushes

"The more you love, the more you can love-- and the more intensely you love. Nor is there any limit on how many you can love. If a person had time enough, he could love all of that majority who are decent and just". -Robert A. Heinlein.

"When the desperate Mrs. Livingston and her husband try to contrive an anti-Semitic ransom scheme to generate media interest in Jimmy's disappearance, the point is that she is the bigot and her son is such a decent spirit that even her xenophobia can't taint him. (''Bubble Boy'' even explains why she is so frightened.) When it clicks, the picture should shock you into laughter -- enough to make you wish it were better and applaud its efforts anyway". Source:

"He is kind of guileless. He doesn't seem like a jerk," Kat Dennings (Norah) told Reuters in a joint interview with Cera.

"He doesn't have lesions or active sores or something," Cera said.

"Not on his fingers," Dennings joked. "I don't know, girls can tell when someone's acting nice -- like, acting like a decent human being -- when they're are not. He's not acting like that. He's very nice. I think girls can identify with a real nice person."

"I was not warned that Emile Hirsch was so funny. I thought for sure that he was yet another serious, mumbly young actor - I meet them all the time, the kinds of guys who don't comb their hair and don't shower to detract from how gorgeous they are, and who don't like to talk about anything except 'The Moment' or 'The Craft' - and that's if you can get them to talk at all.

But Hirsch isn't like that. He's genuinely hilarious; when some dumb reporter asked him about 'Tokyo drifting,' he came back with a reply that had me cracking up for a long time. And he's incredibly personable, too, another trait you don't find it too many of these serious young actors. It seems like he's found the zone between being a terrific actor and a decent person, and he's comfortable there". 

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