Wednesday, August 30, 2000

The Tao of Steve

Caught a matinee showing of The Tao of Steve. Not a "great" movie, but a really good one. It's one of those guy-tries-to-figure-out-how-to-understand-relationships movies in the vein of a Swingers but with a more Southwestern laid-back groove. Dex, the protagonist, is a Don Giovanni gone to seed. He's got a whopper of a beer belly and needs to shave, but he's got a philosophy of life that helps him "succeed" with the ladies, if you want to call it that. Of course, he falls in love and it disrupts his life ... until he figures things out in the end. Not exactly revelatory, but still fun to watch. It's one of those movies that is carried by the performances and willingness not to take itself too seriously, like it's got all the answers. Good soundtrack too. Less hip than Swingers, sunnier than High Fidelity -- if you liked both or either of those two, fair chance you'll dig this one much more than, say, going to work.
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