Notifications
Clear all

Gordon as "witty" Playboy is lame

26 Posts
25 Users
47 Likes
10.2 K Views
(@chris_gorgon)
Estimable Member
 

I think that scene was hilarious. That was Lynch both poking fun at himself AND trolling obsessive message board types like ourselves.

Albert's there to get something done and, you know, actually advance the plot. But Gordon and his companion go through that tortuous departure, leaving Albert (acting as us) to just stare at Lynch thinking "really?" Meanwhile Lynch sits there with a sh*t-eating grin.

It's really funny if you view it from a meta perspective. To me, at least.

 
Posted : 01/08/2017 1:27 pm
(@maurice_dumont)
Trusted Member
 
Posted by: Chris Gorgon

I think that scene was hilarious. That was Lynch both poking fun at himself AND trolling obsessive message board types like ourselves.

Albert's there to get something done and, you know, actually advance the plot. But Gordon and his companion go through that tortuous departure, leaving Albert (acting as us) to just stare at Lynch thinking "really?" Meanwhile Lynch sits there with a sh*t-eating grin.

It's really funny if you view it from a meta perspective. To me, at least.

 

 
Posted : 01/08/2017 3:46 pm
(@leroy_vinegar)
Eminent Member
 

I've watched that scene 3 times now and each time it gets funnier and more enjoyable to watch (for me). Also think that it was very intentionally playing with clichés and stereotypes, as other scenes in The Return have done -- curious to see if those all will lead somewhere, or if they're just a collective commentary.

 
Posted : 01/08/2017 4:12 pm
(@ruskinowl)
Reputable Member
 

Oh let Gordon have some fun. If he's not nearly getting sucked into dangerous vortexes, he's busy trying to make the world a better. Place. I can forgive Lynch for his Shelly kiss in the diner as I can with the alluring French lady.

 
Posted : 01/08/2017 5:32 pm
elesea-honu, Pantstrovich, Fang Ela and 1 people reacted
(@ranmacmh)
Reputable Member
 

They established early on in that Denise scene that he has always had a weakness for young pretty women.  They established it when he kissed Shelly!  It's Gordon's character!  I think it's funny and yes, a little indulgent.  But honestly if you don't know an older grandfatherly type who doesn't try and charm young ladies than I don't think you know that many older men.   Plus he's such a gentleman about it.  My favorite thing about those scenes is that he's so successful.  I guess he learned to speak a little French.

 
Posted : 02/08/2017 6:41 pm
(@nick1218)
Eminent Member
 
Posted by: charlesheld

The obvious artistic comparison would be to Woody Allen.

Of course Trump, Jagger, JT et al do prove that this phenomenon does occur in real life (just not to FBI suits or Brooklynite nebbishes).

Geez has Brooklyn become so hip now that people are starting to just write Brooklyn instead of New York? Im a New Yorker and am so sick of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, Brooklyn (like Marsha Marsha Marsha). Woody may have been born there but he hasnt had anything to do with Brooklyn for about 60 years.

 
Posted : 02/08/2017 8:22 pm
Pantstrovich reacted
(@devaneyfan)
Reputable Member
 

"The trap was set"

 
Posted : 03/08/2017 1:19 am
Fang Ela reacted
(@karen_paynter)
Prominent Member
 

"It doesn't translate." N'a pas navet. "Zis makes no sense."

 
Posted : 03/08/2017 1:32 am
KLynched reacted
(@charlie-smith)
Active Member
 

She did "drink full, and descend." Granted it was Bordeaux, and she was descending to the bar- I know it's a stretch, but we can have fun here, no?

 

 
Posted : 03/08/2017 2:16 am
Lynn Watson reacted
(@bswise)
Active Member
 

Yes, it does (and congratulations).  Lynch, himself, is 71 and has a six-year-old daughter.  65 was the same age my grandfather had my father, as in, his father fought in the U.S. Civil War!

 
Posted : 05/08/2017 7:44 pm
Myn0k reacted
(@myn0k)
Prominent Member
 

Interesting that some people have an issue with this scene but didn't bat an eyelid over Beverly trying to get into Ben's pants. There's literally no difference to the argument (not that I'm sure what the argument actually is). Seems to me just people looking to find divisions over nothing.  

I have an older partner and we've been happily together for over ten years, happily married too with two kids. 

Again - still not entirely sure what the OP has an issue with or what the argument is, but felt obliged to share my two cents, given the OP shared theirs. 

 

 
Posted : 05/08/2017 8:52 pm
Karen, Lynn Watson, ezekielmoist and 1 people reacted
Page 2 / 2
Share: