Since I felt better late this afternoon, I decided to go to the 8 pm screening of The Aristocrats at the Arclight, mainly because afterwards there was a question and answer with Larry Miller, one of the comedians in the film. Larry Miller gives really good Q & A – he basically turned it into 20 minutes of improv comedy, even if he refused to actually tell the joke live – something about not wanting to tell a version that just wasn’t dirty enough to follow the movie (which was spectacularly filthy).
I won’t break the ‘code of silence’ and give away the joke, but if you’re not easily offended (this is key – the joke, when told well, is funny as shit, but offensive beyond belief), go see it! It’s hilarious and everyone in it is great (my one complaint is some of the camera work – they shot two angles and kept switching back and forth to make it more interesting. These people do NOT need to be made more interesting), but…
There’s one person in the movie who was such a standout that I don’t understand why reviewers haven’t mentioned him more often.
The mime stole the show – so much more than I can say without veering into spoiler country.
Go see the movie.
Oh, and I now have a girly crush on Bob Saget, because his version was so awesome.