waiting for guffman is pretty overrated in my book. very funny parts but i think i laughed maybe once. it's 'intelligent comedy.' wit. you'll laugh in your head. but i didn't find it as hysterical as other ppl.
as for my own rentals, i rented leaving las vegas and gummo. i think i've expressed my feelings on gummo pretty well in the chloe sevigny thread.
leaving las vegas was eh...i actually rented it cuz of coffeebeetle's avatar...rekindled old intrigue in the movie. i thought it was JUST OK. highly highly depressing, as expected. parts were just so over-the-top in the sheer despair quotient i mean, the final sex scene when he basically passes out/dies (i couldn't tell which) was more absurd and comical than moving. and that hurt puppy dog look on elisabeth shue's face got old after a while. also, the slow-motion scenes and helicoptor shots of las vegas with the sleazy jazz music were just a little too Cinemax for me. and why wasn't the scar or her relationship with yuri explored? for top billing, julian sands was in the movie for less than 5 minutes. i know this movie means a lot to people, so i don't want to piss on it entirely. with that in mind, i will say that nic cage's performance had its brilliant moments and the impact of the depiction of the pervasive sexuality was as bleak and troubling as I imagine it was intended. but the movie left me wanting more.