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Saturday, July 09, 2005

My Breakfast With Vince


I apologize in advance for participating in the unavoidable blitz of publicity surrounding "Wedding Crashers," but a piece I did on Vince Vaughn for Sunday's Los Angeles Times is online here. I had breakfast with him at the Ritz here in Chicago, where he's shooting "The Break Up" with Jennifer Aniston, a couple weeks ago. At 8:30 on a Saturday morning. Which made it, well, difficult to keep the energy up, especially since it was the morning after my brother's 40th birthday party. But Vince was very friendly, if a little over-committed to the sort of pre-rehearsed answers that must serve as your only link to sanity when going through the kind of publicity machine he's going through these days.

He's very funny in "Wedding Crashers," but "Wedding Crashers" is not a very funny movie. I'll leave it at that because my wife--who has, per The Antic Husband, requested the nom de blog High-Pitched Tone--is reviewing it for the Chicago Tribune, and if I were to publicly promulgate an opinion before she does, well, her tone can get very high-pitched when she wants it to.