'No mater how perfect the nipple, how supple the thigh, unless there is some other shit going on in the relationship, besides the physical, it's going to get old, ok? And you guys, as a gender, have got to get a grip. Otherwise, the future of the human race is in jeopardy.'
Gina, Beautiful Girls
Arquette, Hutton and Annabeth Gish
Rosie O'Donnell's speech, while talking, talking and shopping, is one of many great scenes, and one of many great pieces of dialogue in 1996 Beautiful Girls. The underrated film is loved by many, but also tends to get ignored when talk of great movies from the 90's comes up.
The all star cast features Timothy Hutton, Matt Dillon, Natalie Portman, Rosie O'Donnell, Michael Rapaport, Max Perlich, Uma Thurman, Mira Sorvino, Annabeth Gish, Martha Plimpton, Anne Bobby, David Arquette and Noah Emmerich.
The entire cast is stellar, especially Emmerich and Rapaport who were outstanding, and the most interesting to me. In the era of Weinstein, looking back at certain films without judgement is going to be difficult, but I hope that we can. Certainly there are dynamics in many films we do and should cringe at, but there are others, we should view in context.
Hutton, Dillon and Rosie O'Donnell
I especially love the relationship between Hutton's Willie and Portman's Marty, even though she is only 13. It's inappropriate, yet innocent and both a bit confusing and sweet. It's also beautifully acted by both, and triggers relatable moments I know we have all experienced.
Max Perlich and Noah Emmerich
Dillon and Hutton are as hot as ever and Emmerich adorable, but the hunky standout for me is Michael Rapaport. I have always found Rapaport attractive, and incredibly talented but never more so than in this flick. He is especially smouldering when dancing with Uma Thurman, while at the same time, shooting looks his ex.(Martha Plimpton) If I had been getting those looks, it would have been hard to resist shoving Uma aside and joining him on the dance floor.
Rapaport with Uma Thurman
If you haven't seen Beautiful Girls, or haven't seen it in awhile, I suggest a re-watch. I have it on my DVR after it aired on the movie channel a month ago. The burst of winter we got last week made it a perfect weekend film escape. In the meantime, here is a look at a few of the guys from Beautiful Girls and some of previous scenes of skin. David Arquette making a tighty whitie entrance
Hutton in Made In Heaven (1987)
Michael Rapaport in The Naked Man (1998)
Usually I can track down most movies, but I couldn't find a decent copy of The Naked Man to save my life. I did find and old cap someone (Dewey?) made.
'I've got lots of women friends-but I like to do what I want, when I want it, and I can't handle being tied down.'
Man of the Month
Photography by Norbert Jobst
'The while growing up, the thing was Playboy. I wanted to be a Playboy, or to be in the magazine somehow. I've liked girls since I was four, and have been playing around since I was five. I wanted to be one of those good-looking guys who went out and lived it. That's how I found Playgirl, I thought, 'That's where I fit in.'