“Prepare to die of delight!”
Who the fuck wouldn’t want to wake up to Michael Douglas making you breakfast on Thanksgiving morning? Part of what I love about this scene is that I can’t tell if he actually kinda knows how to cook or if he has no goddamn clue what he’s doing. Mike hams this one up big time with his over the shoulder egg shell tossing and midair French toast flipping ‘n shit. It’s so precious.
This is from Don’t Say a Word and is the most memorable part of the film. It’s another Thanksgiving movie taking place almost entirely on the day of. Thanksgiving pictures are rare enough to begin with but even fewer take place on the actual holiday. Unfortunately this thriller from Gary Fleder (Kiss the Girls, Homefront) is terrible. I don’t have the energy to give it a full review so here’s the gist: the plot makes no sense whatsoever and all of the characters, except Mike’s, are poorly written and developed. It’s a little fun, especially in the beginning when you have no idea what’s going on, but as things develop it gets quite bad. The ending is almost laughably appalling, almost.
But whatever, this one very brief scene is a nice moment. Hope no one kidnaps your loved one tomorrow forcing you to pry information out of a demented young woman’s mind. When would you have time to eat turkey and stuffing and all that shit? That would really put a damper on the day. Well anyway, happy Thanksgiving everyone!