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Fishing with John (Criterion Collection) (1992)

Cast: Jim Jarmusch, John Lurie, Willem Dafoe, more...
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Criterion Collection
Genre: Comedies, Criterion Collection
Running Time: 147 min.
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Synopsis
Musician and independent film personality John Lurie hardly seems like the sort of guy who would host a TV show about fishing. But then again, Fishing With John was hardly a typical nature program; Lurie and guests such as Tom Waits, Dennis Hopper, and Matt Dillon take to the water in search of adventure but usually end up with something else altogether. Discover how to catch fish using cheese and a pistol with Jim Jarmusch, let Tom Waits teach you new ways to store your catch, and build an ice fishing shanty with Willem Dafoe in these surreal, dryly witty outdoor escapades. Fishing With John aired in the U.S. on the Independent Film Channel. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

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Doesn't live up to the cast by HHitchcock September 22, 2003 - 8:29 AM PDT
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7 out of 12 members found this review helpful
I haven't written a review before, but I felt compelled to do so now. I have just rented this, after eagerly awaiting it.

What a clever concept! -- thought I. What an interesting roster! It was, but it just can't make this disc into something watchable. I've got to say that it was about as bad as watching real fishing shows on tv, only the "funny" voice-overs were just annoying. Everything here should have been much more interesting. Can't make movies, but I know I could have done better with these guys on board.

Don't believe the hype, this is just irritating. You'll be more and more mad that you rented it as each episode passes. In my lifetime of movie watching, I have only NOT finished a movie about twice. This was one of them. Yuck!




I would love a bite of your sandwich. by MLouv May 27, 2002 - 9:10 AM PDT
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13 out of 14 members found this review helpful
Tom Waits, on a boat, for half an hour. Absolutely priceless. This is one of those rare miniseries which can be watched all in one day. Absolutely priceless.




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