Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his widowed mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his unhappily married brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
Boys behaving badly. Jay, a middle-class high-school sophomore, hangs out in his L.A. suburb with slackers, dopers, petty thieves and punks. Everyone has a nickname; his is Worm. His best friend, John, aka Mt. Rushmore, severely beats another student at a wedding Jay and his pals crash. At the wedding, Jay falls for Wendy, one of the jock clique. Jay has his code: no ratting out your friends. So, when the beating victim dies, Jay doesn't help the cops. Meanwhile, his relationship with Wendy develops quickly into a first love. With knives, whiskey, and drugs close at hand, can Jay navigate assaults on his manhood, the strains of friendship, and the whispers of commitment? Written by
The writing and directing of Good Humour Man were top notch. Now if we can just get Tenney Fairchild and Vincent Chase in the same room...would that be something you're interested in?
The soundtrack, cinematography, and directing style of this movie were a refreshing departure from the CGI'd world.
Good Humour Man Trivia: Paul Mumford, who plays The Groom, was one of America's top sports car racers until he (along with Good Humour Man cameo, Chris Premer) died tragically in a plane crash outside of Corona, CA.
I believe Showtime is re-airing it a few times this month. Definitely a great way to chill out and have a few laughs.
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