Picture Hugh Laurie. Does he have a stethoscope on your ballsack? Is he tinkling the ivories? Or is he talking to an animated mouse?
Yes, today we are of course discussing the high point of the ex-Blackadder, ex-House, ex-Jeeves & Wooster actor’s carer: Hugh Laurie’s role as Mr Frederick Little, foster father of 2-inch mouse, Stuart.
As always, being a children’s film, there’s plenty to talk about because the acting and the plots are often floppy, limp at best. And while Stuart Little boasts a roster of fairly respectable stars (Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, and Laurie being the ones I recognise), that doesn’t distract from the movie’s insanity. I mean, a mouse gets tied to a model railway line in an attempt to crush his guts out. What is this, Saw?
It doesn’t stop there, though. To me, there’s a startling similarity between Stuart Little 1‘s boating bonanza in Central Park and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace‘s pod race (probably the fact that there’s a start and a finish line). And what about the bit when Stuart ends up inside of a washing machine, coughing up soap like a broken bubble maker?
Today, Two Spoons explore the ankle-high world of Stuart Little and reach some interesting conclusions.
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