While we don’t ever see Mr. Lovejoy get made in the film, the hooplah behind it is enough to pique anyone’s interest. In fact, we never even discern what Mr. Lovejoy is about, but we know that Harry Zimm (Gene F*ckin’ Hackman) had enough faith in this film that he gambled away the $200k given to him by Bo Catlett (Delroy Lindo) for another, lesser project known simply as Freaks.
So many characters in Get Shorty jumped through so many hoops to get Mr. Lovejoy made that America needs to know what the fuss was about. Almost two decades later, the only thing we know about the film was that it was to be Zimm’s “Driving Miss Daisy.”
Again, we aren’t privy to this film, but we do have Clarence Worley’s (Christian Slater) assessment that it’s the only Vietnam films with balls since The Deer Hunter. Again, no images of the film exist in or outside the True Romance universe, but that didn’t stop one internet enthusiast from cobbling together this trailer. It is my sincere hope that if fictitious producer Lee Donowitz got his paws on this thing, it would be a much better film than this trailer would have us believe.
Sure, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (the Tim Burton one) was a great movie, but think about how much better it would have been if it starred James Brolin as Pee-wee and Morgan Fairchild as Dottie. Also, if you were upset by the lack of ninjas in the Tim Burton take, breathe easy. This new one has tons of ninja action.
Despite all these great aspects of the film, the real winner here is Pee-wee’s turn as a dubbed bellboy. I smell Oscar.