This week’s Favorite Scene Friday invites you to partake in a few of my favorite things: Robert Downey, Jr. and Zach Galifianakis, a hilarious comedy, a killer soundtrack and . . . well, you get the gist. I nearly cried when I watched this scene on the big screen for the first time as it brought back clouds of memories from my college years. Nostalgia overcame me in waves of an experience that I’ve actually been a part of (college is a wonderful time). This is the scene that eventually sold me on the movie. Upon first viewing I would’ve told you, “yeah, it’s pretty funny, it’s alright,” but the (vague) memory of this scene stuck with me until it came out to own and I kept telling my fiancée (who didn’t like it) that I really wanted to watch it again, though I couldn’t pinpoint as to why. She finally agreed and on the second viewing I knew this scene alone was the reason why I couldn’t stop thinking about the movie as a whole. Now I love it; not only this scene, but the entire film. Like a fine wine it only gets better with age.
My next FSF will occur in October and you can bet that it will be horror movie scene, but in the meantime I thought I’d try to lighten up the weekend with comedic overtones. I trust that this scene will do the trick. As you’ve assumed, such conditions as portrayed in this scene are not unknown to me, but when Zach’s character leans over to indulge . . . not only is it fitting for the movie and character, but it’s also so incredibly dangerous (while driving, I mean) and ludacris that it’s nearly impossible not to laugh. And the song . . . surely it was an easy choice, but it’s so perfect that it makes the scene go down in the annals of film history as one of the most practical and true. Not only of the genre, but of a real life road trip. Anyway, I better stop already and let you watch as my yammering will only cause the anticipation to lose its essence. Have a good weekend, Folks and don’t forget to pick up the new Bob Dylan album (it totally holds up). Happy Friday and Go Gators!