You can tell a lot about a person from the miscellaneous collection of
DVD’s stacked next to their television set. Every film we own says a little bit about us, whether
we’d like it to… or not. So I’ve decided to turn this uncompromising
insight on myself by analyzing my entire DVD collection… one impulse
buy at a time.


DAY 14: TRUE ROMANCE

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:
A schizophrenic comic book nerd and a
moronically-cute call girl fall in love, rob a disfigured white
gangster, kill Tony Soprano with a corkscrew and try to sell two
million in coke to Balky from “Perfect Strangers”. The ultimate first
date.

WHY I BOUGHT IT:
Brad Pitt’s performance. If he can
make a bong out of a honey bear, imagine what he could do with an
Oscar? And who else doesn’t love that the two cops are named “Nickels
and Dimes”? If I were handing out partnerships and we got to, “Officer
Nickels… your partner will be…” I’d just start laughing. And if
either of them were married to a woman named “Penny”. Game over, man.

WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT ME:
I
wish I were cool enough to talk to dead Elvis. Hell, I’d even settle
for Michael Jackson or La Bamba (though my Spanish needs a lot of
work).



Hit me back. Until next time…