Welcome back to my Home Movies! Today, we have a pretty limited slate hitting shelves, but luckily, the top pick is an utter delight. It’s Confess, Fletch (which has built up a bit of a reputation since its theatrical release), though one other title this week in Meet Cute has its charms as well. Read on for more…
I was just delighted by Confess, Fletch and its take on the character. Jon Hamm is a riot, filmmaker Greg Mottola has a great sense of the tone needed for this, and it’s just a ton of fun. I spoke to Mottola here about the film, and it’s a great conversation. This here is some of what I said about the movie in my review:
I’ve long thought that there was major potential in bringing back the Fletch franchise. For years, Kevin Smith had hoped to do a prequel, which certainly had the chance to be a ton of fun. There was also an attempt to pair Bill Lawrence and Zach Braff again for a new interpretation. However, it was Greg Mottola who got this new film across the finish line, with Jon Hamm taking over the role Chevy Chase essayed so perfectly. Have they captured the magic of the character Gregory McDonald created with Confess, Fletch? The answer may surprise some, considering how low profile this flick is, but it’s a decidedly enthusiastic yes. This is a very fun, and funny, movie.
Confess, Fletch has a ton of laughs. The mystery element of the film may be on the more generic side, but Hamm bringing his take on the character to life? That works almost 100% of the time. The more you’re just enjoying his interpretation, which recalls both the Chase character and McDonald’s literary creation, while being unique as well, the more we’re on firm ground with the picture.
South Park: The Complete Twenty-Fifth Season (TV)
*No Criterion releases this week, but the Collection will have a new entry next week, so check back then!*