Johnny Twennies, a newspaper columnist in present-day New York, is a jauntily cheerful, very friendly, totally honest and upstanding young man who happens to be completely oblivious to any technological or social changes in the past 70 years. He routinely uses telegrams, a manual typewriter, and a manual toaster, and to the pleasure and despair of his girlfriend conducts his personal life in correspondingly anachronistic style. One day he's threatened by criminals who want to plant a false news story. But they've never met anyone like him before... Written by
Anne Jackson's cameo is billed under the assumed name, "Madame Du Froid". This seems to be a reference to the fact that her husband, Eli Wallach, once played "Mr. Freeze" in the 1960s "Batman" TV series. See more »
Johnny promises his editor that he will scoop the Journal American. Johnny's character is set in the 1920s, but the New York Journal American, a Hearst newspaper, did not exist until 1937, after the merger of two Hearst newspapers, the New York Journal, and the New York American. See more »
Johnny, if you don't write the goddamn article, I'm going to blow a hole right through your fucking girlfriend!
Well, you're going to need pretty good aim.
What the fuck are you talking about? What am I, blind? I'm going to shoot your goddamn girlfriend, Johnny!
That's not my girlfriend.
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Just want to get one point across: Watching this movie won't be one of those experiences were you waste a couple hours of your time, and come away with nothing for it.
Some of the posters have brought up that the movie may have some improbable quirks, etc. The beauty of this movie is that is original and entertaining. Its not deep, exciting, or pompous; but its funny and completely different than the formulaic junk being churned out right now.
If you do watch it, you'll feel you have to at least tell someone about it. That's also unusual.
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