Fall Film Preview - Antz
Nerds, of course, get their revenge this fall. In Peter Chelsom's The Mighty (October 30), two geeks (Elden Henson and Kieran Culkin) create a superhuman force known as "Freak the Mighty." It's what Saturday Night Live's Will Farrell and Chris Kattan are going to need to get a date in John Fortenberry's A Night at the Roxbury (October 2), a comedy based on the pair's head-bobbing nightclub sketch. Also, SNL alumnus Adam Sandler reunites with director Frank Coraci of The Wedding Singer for The Water Boy (November 6), a comedy about the luckless water carrier of a college football team.
But, good or evil, man or beast, the outsider always shakes up the world, illuminating the ironic and the illogical. So resonant are they that Hollywood presents pariahs through December, including Mighty Joe Young (December 18), a remake of the 1949 film about a giant gorilla on the loose, and The Out-of-Towners (December), a remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy about a Midwestern couple — here Goldie Hawn and Steve Martin — in New York. And to close the fall season and ring in Christmas, Hollywood re-releases the mother lode of all outsider films — The Wizard of Oz.
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