Monday, November 12, 2012

Movie Monday: Ten Inch Hero

Today's installment is one of my favourite movies, and one that not a lot of people have seen. It's a lot like Empire Records - full of oddball characters with all kinds of issues - except set in a sandwich shop in Santa Cruz. And it's FANTASTICALLY BRILLIANT. And, much like The Decoy Bride, it got released straight to DVD and didn't get the recognition it deserves.

Reasons why Ten Inch Hero is awesome:
1. Jensen Ackles. Priestly is a brilliant character, and Jensen Ackles is PERFECT in this role.
2. The scenery. Every time I watch it, I have to fight the urge to immediately book a flight to the US and bribe someone to drive me from San Francisco to Los Angeles so I can take pictures of that coastline.
3. Priestly's entry dance.
4. The soundtrack. It's fantastic.
5. Danneel Harris. She's great as Tish.
6. The scene where Priestly comes to Tish's rescue.
7. The help sign in the window of the sandwich shop - "'Normal' people need not apply".
8. All of Priestly's t-shirts.
9. Trucker and Zo.
10. The tampon shopping scene.

11. Jen and Fuzzy. They're adorable.
12. Tish and Priestly's real names.
14. The scene where Jen and Fuzzy finally meet. It's squee worthy.
15. Making a fool of the douchey customer who yells at Jen.
16. Piper and Noah.

Plus, the following quotes:
- "Yeah, they're soul mates, except she's not exactly aware of it yet."
- "Don't be afraid to be bold."
- "Sorry. Just living vicariously. Ignore me."
- "You know, Priestly, Piper thinks Elvis is dead." "Really?? Now you're hiring people who fail the interview?!"
- "Alright, so we have chocolate, sleeping bags, food, personal items, chocolate, money, chocolate, and beer." "Do you think we have enough chocolate?" "I'll add it."
- "There's too many enemy tampons."
- "Girls that look like you don't understand."
- "If this turns out to be the ashes of Zo's first husband, I'm gonna freak."
- "Poor Julia has to walk home with Bradley. And then she's forced to stay with him for forty. Five. Whole. Minutes. until I get there." "You're a terrible father." "I gotta give her something to tell the therapist in ten years!"
- "Does anyone else think that Trucker might have some 'splainin' to do?"
- "Well, eggs are really a chicken abortion, aren't they? I support a woman's right to choose, but I don't think anyone asked the chickens beforehand." "Right on!" "Well, actually, since farmers don't keep roosters, the eggs aren't fertilised, so technically you're just eating a byproduct of the hen's menstrual cycle." "Oh, that's certainly appetising. A-a hen period salad, that's...lovely."

Apparently it's available on Netflix, so you should all go and watch it immediately! (Sorry, Australia. You'll have to do things the old fashioned way and rent it on DVD...)

K xx


  1. Bahahahaha B-

    No, not gonna say it. Spoilers, you know. Although I did work with a guy named that once. I thought it was hilarious then, and still do now.

  2. Wow, I haven't seen this movie yet, but one of my best friends from college worked on it! When he first moved to LA, his first job was an internship on this movie. He had a lot of fun doing it. He says Jensen Ackles is really nice!

    1. That would be one hell of a first job!! That's awesome. You should definitely watch it!

  3. Danneell? Really? I can't get behind that spelling.

    1. I know, I can't either... I kind of can't wait to see if she and Jensen Ackles (they started dating as a result of this movie and are now married) give their kids completely insane names or whether they name them things like John and Sarah.

  4. You recommended this movie to me months ago, and I watched it, and it was everything you said it was! So great!

    1. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY. This and The Decoy Bride are the two movies that I'm most likely to force on people. I sort of feel like I need to personally make up for their lack of success in theatres, you know?!

  5. Okay, so I got as far as "It's a lot like Empire Records" and figured I had to see this movie. It's awesome, thank-you Kirsty.

    1. Also, I'm going to hope that you don't realise that I just misspelled your name. I was on a Skype call after post, that's why it took almost an hour to notice, or at least that's the story I'm going with...


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