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Monday, May 24, 2004

Kramer vs Michael. My apartment mate Rakesh's obsession with pizza is benefiting us in more ways than we thought it would. Till now it was free giveaway slices and great deals offered by the pizza joints, but this time they offered us a fee DVD. What was poetic was that by sheer trial and error we chose this movie called Trial and Error. The movie has quite a decent star cast comprising of Jeff Daniels (the unforgettable goofball in Dumb and Dumber and the forgettable officer in Speed), Charlize Theron (now we definitely can't forget her) and Michael Richards. Though I haven't seen the movie yet the synopsis tells me that Richards plays an "over-the-top" character. All of us who have seen (and seen and seen) Seinfeld have to agree that Richards' Kramer took TV physical comedy to a completely different level. Sadly, the description of this movie seems to suggest that this role is also Kramerized. The only other movie of Richards' that I have seen is Airheads (starring the then young Adam Sandler, Brendan Fraser and Steve Buscemi), where again his character resembles Kramer's. This is a sad story of great talent getting completely type-cast. Till some time back I used to wonder whether that's the way Richards is in person but a radio interview he gave made him appear calm and composed (at times even dull). Hmmmm ... hmmmm ... hmmm

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