Movie Review 2008 #27: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

And now time for the late night, science fiction, double feature, picture show…starring Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon.


It’s just a jump to the left and a step to the right.
I’m not sure how to review the movie. Nearly anyone who reads this has seen it in one fashion, venue or form or another. Many probably own a copy, or know someone who do.
It’s been a few years since I saw it last, so I did get to see it with fresh eyes. The silliness, the camp, the costumes, and of course the musical numbers. The plot is a clothesline on which to hang the music and the wackiness. Its very silly fun.
And the movie brought back memories, mainly through the music. On nearly the last night I saw Lisa alive, we were driving back from Fresno to Bakersfield. The sky was a gorgeous quilt of stars, undimmed by light pollution. And the music we listened to was the soundtrack to the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
It brings a tear to my eye to think about it.
There are probably three kinds of people in the world–people who love the movie, people who can’t stand the movie, and people who have somehow missed it. I don’t think a movie like this allows for much of a middle ground.

3 thoughts on “Movie Review 2008 #27: The Rocky Horror Picture Show”

  1. No, I lost that year ago. While I was living in California, as it so happens. It wasn’t technically a *midnight* showing (it was 10 pm, as I recall).
    I didn’t dress up, though. And I didn’t raise my hand when they asked if there were any Virgins in the audience 😉

  2. RHPS as a Video.. really isn’t anything much.
    But as a Late Night Showing it is a phenomenon.
    With Audience Partici… (Say it Don’t SAY IT) …Pation. (He said it)

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