We Don't Talk Enough About: Harold Ramis Saying "That Is Neat"
If you're my same height, that IS neat!
By just about every measure imaginable, 2002’s Orange County is an incredibly weird film. Is it an attempt at biting social commentary? A ham-fisted attempt to update John Hughes 80s teenage schlock for jaded millennials? A series of non-sequitur music videos and needle drops in desperate search of an overarching plot? Yes, to all of the above. It’s not a bad movie, really. But it sure isn’t a good one, either. I’d bet there’s a sizeable portion of the population that know it as “that one movie that had that one song in it a full year before The OC even premiered on FOX.” (Editors note: I would not bet this.)
Above all else, however, Orange County is the movie that has acclaimed comic writer/director/actor/mensch Harold Ramis say “that is neat” in an extremely funny way.
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