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Things I Never Thought I'd Say, #147

“Jennifer Aniston is in two of my favorite movies.”

We watched The Iron Giant with Henry last weekend (his first and only PG movie so far). For those who don’t know, it’s the film Brad Bird made before coming to Pixar to make The Incredibles. Based on the book by Ted Hughes, it’s a beautifully animated, well told tale that utterly flopped at the box office and eventually found its audience on DVD.

Office Space has been on my mind lately as I’ve been tempted to answer those Telefund calls with a line from the movie: “corporate accounts payable, Nina speaking, just a moment…” (which, in the movie, is repeated ad nauseam in the background noise of the office). It’s an irreverent and hilarious look at dehumanizing corporate culture that utterly flopped at the box office and eventually found its audience on DVD.

On the other hand, Ms. Aniston didn’t quite make the cut for Der Himmel Über Berlin, aka Wings of Desire, or A Room With a View.