Continued from “Mystery Train”
Being the mascochist that I am, I took a chance with “Night on Earth.” Roberto Benigni’s vignette is the funniest for its manic energy and outrageousness. But that’s a bit like being the coolest Osmond. This vignette, like all the others, goes on too long and has no conclusion. From Twitter: If I were a cabbie, I’d work a different shift.
Some people might say that’s the point of these Jarmusch films: to capture real life. And that’s all fine and good. But it has to be a life that’s more interesting than mine. Otherwise, I might as well just turn off the DVD player.
“Night On Earth”
Length: 128 minutes
Cast: Gena Rowlands, Winona Ryder, Lisanne Falk, Alan Randolph Scott
Director: Jim Jarmusch