City Paper is not for tourists
The Way We Get By is almost certainly a marvelous movie, at least judging from Mike Riggs‘ review, which ran in our Silverdocs issue (6/12). The producers of the movie liked Riggs’ review so much they excerpted it on their movie poster, an excerpt of which you can see above. Interesting thing about that review, though: Riggs never said “Absolutely stunning” in it (regardless, I am absolutely stunned I didn’t kill such wildly gushing copy when I had the chance).
To find that part of this quote, you have to turn to Riggs’ morning roundup from Thursday, June 11. He wrote then:
As for me, I got pretty choked up watching The Way We Get By, and can’t think of a single friend, family member, or down-on-his-luck stranger to whom I would not recommend this film. Absolutely stunning. And Trimpin opened my eyes to the joys of reviewing movies while high sound installations.
I had to ask. He says “I had smoked a little bit before I watched” The Way We Get By, but swears he was stone-cold sober when he wrote that ringing endorsement.