Kicking and Screaming

Kicking and Screaming (Noah Baumbach, 1995) could very well be the whitest film I’ve seen. Glancing through the Full List of Stuff White People Like, I came up with thirteen things. This might not seem like that many, but consider that this film was released in 1995, before things like Wes Anderson, The Daily Show, and trendy Apple products. The list I came up with is as follows (thematically central elements are in bold):

  • 1. Coffee
  • 19. Traveling
  • 26. Manhattan (now Brooklyn too!)
  • 29. 80s Night
  • 33. Marijuana
  • 44. Public Radio
  • 47. Arts Degrees
  • 51. Living by the Water
  • 70. Difficult Breakups
  • 72. Study Abroad
  • 81. Grad School
  • 97. Scarves
  • 98. The Ivy League

Really, this can only be described as a landmark film for white people.

Arbitrary song of the day: Editors – All Sparks


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