Let's Hear it For the Boy
Poor Chris. 40 years young. That's only 6 years my senior, which scares me and forces me to contemplate my own mortality. However, this isn't about me. It's about Chris. While I did love him in Reservoir Dogs (ironically, I just purchased this on DVD 2 weeks ago), I will forever love his timeless performance in Footloose. All that hippin' and hoppin' and cloggin' around under the choreographical tutorage of rebel Kevin Bacon.
Incidentally, I often wonder what family gatherings were like over at the Penns. You've got Sean - brooding, jaded, smoky (though, I heard he quit). Then there's Chris - fat, awkward, jovial (Sorry if you're insulted because I wrote "jovial" as an assumption because of his weight. If I were heavy, I might accuse me of stereotyping). Lastly, there's Michael. Which also means Aimee (Mann, his wife). Both Michael and Aimee are introverted (I know this because I've seen them live, and it's one of the first things they tell you to explain the comedian the hire for commentary purposes - David Cross and Jack Black have both been on tour with them.) Madonna used to be in the family mix, once upon a time. Since then Robin Wright Penn (Princess Bride, Forrest Gump) has taken her place as Sean's wife. And don't forget Eileen Ryan, his mom, who was in Magnolia, I Am Sam and others. I just think it's got to be strange. Worthy of a reality tv special, I think. Holidays with the Penns. Or something like that. Except now, they couldn't do it, as they'd be missing one key member. Chris was my favorite - I've never been big on Sean. Sorry, Fast Time fans.
Hey, is anyone familiar with that place in the village called "Nice Guy Eddie's"? Do they still have all 4 members of KISS painted on the cinderblock outside?