Cannes: Call it a 'Night'

You know what’s awesome about Cannes? They boo. I don’t mean a low grumble of displeasure as the credits roll. I mean hissing, whistling and hooting. Well, when We Own the Night screened last night — a period cop drama starring Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, and Joaquin Phoenix — it didn’t just get booed. It got KILLED. Walking out of the screening, Missy and I didn’t know what puzzled us more: the deeply silly plot about a drug addicted nightclub owner who virtually overnight becomes a super-cop, or the fact that Sony pre-emptively paid $11.5 million for the movie before it even screened at the festival.


A hilarious and oddly fitting end for the Cannes film festival. Pretty much every other movie has screened, and every party has been attended. The bottom line? It was a good year. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to pass out on my keyboard.

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  • sara917

    The French Boo- It’s what they do. From what I hear, Cannes was pretty uneventful this year. The fashion was pretty hot – here are some photos:

  • sarah

    I don’t care about boos, I’m excited to see We Own the Night even if (and perhaps because) it’s basically The Departed with Joaquin instead of Leo and NYC instead of Boston.

  • Gloria Goodman

    You’re right, the French boo. I can’t believe it’s that bad of a movie, not with the cast including my fav. Mark Wahlberg. And James Gray is a terrific director. I heard somewhere that apparently Phoenix is phenomenal…

  • KingLouieXVIII

    Any word on Gael Garcia Bernal’s directorial debut, DEFICIT? Didn’t it have its world premiere at Cannes this year?

  • Anonymous

    Oh, boo hoo…Poor dan and missy … so exhausted…from being in freaking Cannes, seeing tons of movies, hobnobbing with celebs and attending kick ass parties. My sympathies, dudes!!

  • Ceballos

    A drug-addicted nightclub owner who becomes a supercop?! That sounds awesome…ly bad!

  • Patricia

    The French LOVE Jerry Lewis and Anna Nicole Smith. Nuf said!

  • Patricia

    The French boo everybody except Jerry Lewis and Anna Nicole Smith. Need I say more?

  • caroline

    I’m French and all I can say is that we never boo films. Maybe the critics boo but they aren’t all French at Cannes!

  • andrea

    Can’t wait to see it. The French hate American movies.

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