Man of the Century

MAN OF THE CENTURY. 1999

Director: Adam Abraham

Reviewed by Paghat the Ratgirl



Johnny Twennies (Gibson Frazier, who co-wrote the script with the director) dresses & behaves as though he is living in the 1920s. He's an odd chap, no doubt, but the oddest thing about the character's manic belief that he is living in the 'twenties is his sexual innocence.

The "roaring" twenties was a ribald era, but rather than a horny Wooster, Johnny seems like the sexless romantic who stepped out of the old movie in The Purple Rose of Cairo.

But what a delightful fellow he is. The script is jam-packed with '20s references which add a layer of enjoyment for whoever gets most of the allusions. The soundtrack of 20s music is also lovely, & the couple new pieces co-written by the director sound wonderfully authentic. I can't imagine anyone being sorry to see this one; it'll leave even cynics with a smile.

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