Posts tagged as: Meet the Parents

Surprises in Taxi Driver

Surprises in Taxi Driver

Despite their renown, some famous films are able to surprise new generations of filmgoers. A first-time viewer of The Graduate might only know of the character of Mrs. Robinson, familiar from the Simon and Garfunkel song written specifically for the film. The name and song have also been used as shorthand in other movies involving […]

The pharma rep and the conventional comedy: A contextual reading of Little Fockers and Love and Other Drugs

The pharma rep and the conventional comedy: A contextual reading of Little Fockers and Love and Other Drugs

Maybe it’s a sign that healthcare issues have become a prominent part of the general American consciousness: I went to see two quite different Hollywood comedies and each featured a character who was a pharma rep. In Little Fockers (the most recent instalment in the Stiller and De Niro comedy series which began with Meet […]

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