I saw Django. That is one long ass movie. I heard Quentin Tarantino's regular editor died before he started making it, so I guess he decided to just not edit it at all. Brilliant!
There's actually a part in the movie where the characters say, "hey, I know where the big bad guy is, but before we get to that, let's wander around for act 2". That is what we call "on the nose" dialogue.
But one thing I loved about the movie was Leonardo DiCaprio's performance. He was great. And this was surprising to me because I haven't liked anything he's done since he was Luke on "Growing Pains".
Not a fan. But in Django, he nailed it. And that's when it hit me, it's because of my 20/40 Actor Theory!!!
Leo has always been the exception to that theory, but now he's officially become the exception that proves the rule.
Just to recap, the theory states "good looking actors can't work after the age of 20 and before the age of 40, but are wildly successive in the period before and after."
As we know, Leo broke out in his early '20's and became a superstar with "Titanic". He was so huge that he has worked as a movie star ever since, even though that has been a really bad idea. He's in that 20-40 limbo where he's not believable as a man or a boy. And yet, his fame was so great that he simply had to star in movies.
He's never believable to me. Until now! Because? He's damn near 40. Leo has finally hit movie puberty, he has become a man. Django was his Bar Mitzvah.
So I say, mazel tov. Now that's he all grown up, maybe now he can finally go out with some good looking women.