Starring John Goodman, Cathy Moriarty, Simon Fenton, Kellie Martin, Omri Katz, Robert Picardo
(7-Very Good Film)
Amusing. Fun. Nostalgic.
Set in Key West during the ’60s, a young Naval brat, Gene Loomis (Fenton) deals with a new school and new home at the height of the red scare. He escapes through B movies, and when he learns that his favorite director, Lawrence Woolsey (played by John Goodman), is coming to town to promote the new movie, Mant!, he’s determined to help. Terrific fun, nostalgia for some, I’m sure, and excellent time capsule for all. It’s a loving piece of cinema by a director (Dante) who built a career on monster movies himself (Gremlins, The Howling).
-Walter Tyrone Howard-