View Full Version : Dumb ass question about the movie 'Year of the Comet'
03-24-2001, 10:13 PM
Anyone remember this movie? It starred Tim Daly and some skinny redheaded girl on a quest for a really big, really expensive bottle of wine. It was a pretty good flick, actually -- kind of lame, but amusing and written by the great William Goldman. Tonight, my darling husband came out with a twisted and completely wrong interpretation of the movie's end. He feels that I missed an important subtext of the film.
So, at the request of Mr. Jess, I am bringing the problem to the Teeming Millions. This is serious, folks. A BJ is on the line.
The question: At the end of the movie, Tim and SkinnyRedheadedGirl opened the bottle of wine. Did the wine have any special properties? And, if so, what?
Mr. Jess only needs to get one corroborating opinion to win the bet. That's how sure I am that he's full of... nonsense.
03-24-2001, 10:48 PM
Was the movie called "Night of the Comet"???
03-25-2001, 02:02 AM
It doesn't sound like Night of the Comet, that had a blonde girl, a brunette girl, and Robert Beltran (Chakotay on Voyager).
Night of the Comet (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0087799)
Year of the Comet (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0105871)
I've never seen YotC, so I can't help with the bet. Sorry.
03-25-2001, 03:32 PM
I saw Year of the Comet once about 5 years back. The skiiny-redhaired-girl is Penelope Ann Miller. The wine itself had no special properties. The lead charaters were chasing after it for different reasons: Redhead because she represents a snooty wine dealer and the bottle is a very very very rare and old and valuable vintage [some big comet appeared in the skies the year the wine was bottled, hence the title of the movie], Tim because
SPOILER, if anyone really cares...
the label on the bottle has a secret formula hidden underneath. It's supposedly for a drug that stops aging or reverses aging or something like that. He helped develop said formula at MIT, where he and his team discovered that it did nothing but give a really kick-ass high that permanently damages the brains higher functions, much like crank.
He opened the bottle because he feels he paid enough to have at least one drink. She freaks because opening it destroys its value AND the wine might have turned to vinegar after all these years. But, all is well: the wine hadn't turned and they live happily ever after.
The only thing about the bottle is that it brought our two lead characters together in romantic bliss. ::gags on sugar coated plot line::
03-25-2001, 05:27 PM
I have William Goldman's book Which Lie Did I Tell? in which he discusses Year of the Comet fairly extensively, and you can tell your husband, according to the guy who wrote the movie, what's in the bottle is just a really, really good wine.
(FWIW, it's an 1811 Chateau Lafite Rothschild. Quoting Goldman: "1811, known in Europe as 'The Year of the Comet,' is generally thought of as being the greatest year for wine, if not ever, certainly of that century." --p. 51)
03-25-2001, 05:40 PM
So, if I corroborate his opinion, I get a blowjob?
Consider his opinion corroborated! Who's going to service me?
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