124: SFFCH – The Flamingo Kid

124 The Flamingo Kid

Sweet Gin-Ger Brown, we got a Matt Dillon film. Abi likes him. Ant doesn’t. Rich has no strong opinions on the guy. So we have a fairly balanced view coming into this week’s film, 1984’s ‘The Flamingo Kid’, a coming-of-age story about a Brooklyn teenager’s Summer working at a ‘posh’ beach resort and the various life lessons he learns. It’s a nice, laid-back and understated film this time with a decent 60’s soundtrack, but perhaps nothing too remarkable. Although we do enjoy the comedic observations, get a bit miffed at the peculiar cross-language grammar and left feeling awkward by the prospect of a joint massage.

 

[Ep. 124, Rec. Mar 2016]

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