Roxanne / by Kyle Vernier


I've been a fan of both romantic comedies and Steve Martin forever. So why I'd skipped over Roxanne is beyond me. I think maybe because I knew the basics of it. It used to play on TV all the time when I was a kid. So I knew the broad strokes. Anyhow today is Valentines Day, so my wife and I watched Roxanne. My wife didn't really go for it. It is very Steve Martiny. But I really enjoyed it. The world of Nelson is so finely detailed. The characters feel like they have deep lives beyond the frame. Nelson is like a proto Wes Andersonian world where each resident bears some odd defining quirk.