The feasting on life-changing chimichangas is imminent, so here's a quick rundown of what's been seen at Sundance:
"Push:" Based on the novel by Sapphire, the film follows the life of a young girl, Precious, played by the outstanding Gabourey Sidibe, who is pregnant for the second time by her father. Though a truly heartbreaking premise, the film is surprisingly hilarious at times (best laugh: Precious asks a social-working Mariah Carey what her race is). You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll gain a new appreciation for Mo'Nique, who gives an absolutely superb performance as Precious' mother. A must-see.
"Mystery Team:" The first hour of this press screening was caught thanks to an early bus ride and a confused festival worker. The film is about three friends who dub themselves the Mystery Team and go around solving crimes. There's lots of naked chicks, hands in toilets and a pantsless guy getting milk thrown on him by a stripper. Think a dumbed-down version of "American Pie."
"We Live In Public:" First off, the dude this movie's about, Josh Harris, just walked past my table as I type this and is much much shorter in person. Anyway, not really knowing much about the film going into it, "We Live In Public" proved a fascinating documentary about '90s dot-commer Harris and his forward-thinking social experiments, which involved housing 100 people in a bunker in Manhattan and filming their every move, from showering to sexing to shitting. Made by "Dig!" director Ondi Timoner, this doc has been the most interesting thus far.
"Humpday:" Staying out til 6:30 a.m. the night before meant a good chunk of this movie was spent in nap mode, but what was seen was pretty funny. Two straight best friends decide they want to make a porn together, and, well, you'll have to see for yourself what happens.