Wayne Wang's follow-up movie to Smoke (1995) presents a series of improvisational situations strung together to form a pastiche of Brooklyn's diverse ethnicity, offbeat humor, and essential humanity. Many of the same characters inhabiting Auggie Wren's Brooklyn Cigar Store in Smoke (1995) return here to expound on their philosophy of smoking, relationships, baseball, New York City, and Belgian Waffles. Most of all, this is a movie about living life, off-the-cuff.Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Auggie incorrectly says "adios, cigarettos" as if that is Spanish for "goodbye, cigarettes". The correct word for cigarettes is "cigarrillos". This is likely a deliberate joke by the filmmakers. See more »
I don't eat shit. It's against my religion.
What religion is that?
The religion of sanity, Peter. You should try it some time.
I did, but I was excommunicated.
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great flick for pop culture lovers - five stars, three thumbs up
This is a light and fun - although intelligent - movie, worth seeing, if not for the whole marvellous opus of pop culture, for his cast alone: Harvey Keitel, Roseanne, Victor Argo and precious appearances of Lou Reed, Jim Jarmusch (as Bob, in my favorite sequence of the movie), John Lurie and Madonna, to name a few. Soundtrack by David Byrne only adds to the mix.
´Blue in the Face´ cynically, cleverly and ironically chronicles the life and the history of Brooklyn, NY. Watch it, it´s independent cinema at its best.
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