What if the McBeths were alive in '75?
Directed by: Billy Morrissette
Written by: Billy Morrissette (screenplay); William Shakespeare (play)
Starring: James LeGross, Maura Tierney, Christopher Walken, Kevin Corrigan, James Rebhorn, Andy Dick
2002 Cosmique Movie Awards:
While Kevin is promoting the latest releases on video/DVD that HE loves, I want to add one film to that roster that I think is a "must see," especially by those who enjoy clever black comedies: "Scotland, PA." Excellent updating of Shakespeare's Scottish play set in the 70s with a great cast and wonderful indie aesthetic. Now on video! And, it features the highly talented, yet underrated actress Maura Tierney.
Based on Trauma's recommendation, I finally rented "Scotland, PA" over the weekend. (I tried the previous weekend, but their only copy was checked out.)
What a great film! For those who haven't heard, it's MacBeth meets McDonald's. Shakespeare's classic reset in a modern fast food franchise. Quirky and offbeat, but with a brilliant performance by Maura Tierney. And even her normally annoying "New Radio" co-star, Andy Dick (who rivals Tom Green for being one of the most annoying people of all time) has a fun quirky-but-not-over-the-top performance as one of the three witches. I can't say anything more without giving too much away, but I highly recommend it.