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Fathers Suck

by LTG July 5, 2005
Fathers And Sons

Junior sits...where? On the porch, of course. Wigford and Mister walk up, and Wigford asks if Junior would like to come to the park with them. Junior can't, though -- he's waiting for his friend Elliot. Wigford sits down and asks how serious Junior and Clarissa are getting. Junior asks if his mother ratted him out, and then tells Wigford that he already knows all about sex, so he doesn't need a talk. Just as Wigford starts to screw up his nerves to give his son some fatherly advice, a car horn honks. Junior runs down to the street to hop into Elliot's car. Elliot is played by Gale Harold. Since they only shoot him from about forty feet away, he's only slightly ridiculous trying to pass for a high-school student. ["The man is thirty-six years old! My God." -- Wing Chun] Wigford calls out to Elliot, asking him when he's leaving for Brown. Junior hops in the car, and Elliot drives away.

We get some Super-8 footage showing us the family leaving the house for Junior's wedding to Clarissa. Elliot is along, presumably as best man. Junior clearly refuses to behave seriously whenever his father points the camera at him. It's all only vaguely humorous, but really easy to recap. However, as the boys get in the car, the Super-8 camera focuses on Mrs. Wigford, who seems shy all of a sudden. As we see the footage of Mrs. Wigford, we hear Junior's dialogue from earlier, talking about how everyone is going to die. Fade to white.

Clarissa sits on the porch, sniffling. The phone rings in the background, and we hear Wigford's voice talking about the services for Mrs. Wigford. Junior walks out on the porch, and Clarissa hugs him.

It's nighttime. Clarissa, Junior, and Wigford walk out of the house and down the steps to the driveway. They're all still dressed in their funeral suits. Clarissa asks Wigford if he's sure he'd rather not come stay with them for a few days, but he uses the dog as an excuse to stay home. Clarissa reminds Wigford that there's food in the house for him to eat, and he hugs her before she gets in the car. The camera fixes on Clarissa's face as Junior warns Wigford that some relative is planning to check up on him the next day. After an awkward moment, they hug. When Clarissa sees them hug, she starts to cry.

The doorbell rings, and Wigford opens the door to find Junior, Clarissa, and a new baby standing on the porch. He tells them to make a wish before he lets them in the house. I wish this movie were better. What? It's still tedious? Oh well, I guess a wish only works when you're holding a baby.

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Fathers Suck

by LTG July 5, 2005
Fathers And Sons

Junior sits...where? On the porch, of course. Wigford and Mister walk up, and Wigford asks if Junior would like to come to the park with them. Junior can't, though -- he's waiting for his friend Elliot. Wigford sits down and asks how serious Junior and Clarissa are getting. Junior asks if his mother ratted him out, and then tells Wigford that he already knows all about sex, so he doesn't need a talk. Just as Wigford starts to screw up his nerves to give his son some fatherly advice, a car horn honks. Junior runs down to the street to hop into Elliot's car. Elliot is played by Gale Harold. Since they only shoot him from about forty feet away, he's only slightly ridiculous trying to pass for a high-school student. ["The man is thirty-six years old! My God." -- Wing Chun] Wigford calls out to Elliot, asking him when he's leaving for Brown. Junior hops in the car, and Elliot drives away.

We get some Super-8 footage showing us the family leaving the house for Junior's wedding to Clarissa. Elliot is along, presumably as best man. Junior clearly refuses to behave seriously whenever his father points the camera at him. It's all only vaguely humorous, but really easy to recap. However, as the boys get in the car, the Super-8 camera focuses on Mrs. Wigford, who seems shy all of a sudden. As we see the footage of Mrs. Wigford, we hear Junior's dialogue from earlier, talking about how everyone is going to die. Fade to white.

Clarissa sits on the porch, sniffling. The phone rings in the background, and we hear Wigford's voice talking about the services for Mrs. Wigford. Junior walks out on the porch, and Clarissa hugs him.

It's nighttime. Clarissa, Junior, and Wigford walk out of the house and down the steps to the driveway. They're all still dressed in their funeral suits. Clarissa asks Wigford if he's sure he'd rather not come stay with them for a few days, but he uses the dog as an excuse to stay home. Clarissa reminds Wigford that there's food in the house for him to eat, and he hugs her before she gets in the car. The camera fixes on Clarissa's face as Junior warns Wigford that some relative is planning to check up on him the next day. After an awkward moment, they hug. When Clarissa sees them hug, she starts to cry.

The doorbell rings, and Wigford opens the door to find Junior, Clarissa, and a new baby standing on the porch. He tells them to make a wish before he lets them in the house. I wish this movie were better. What? It's still tedious? Oh well, I guess a wish only works when you're holding a baby.

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