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Post 27 Oct 2014, 9:41 am

You loved him in The IT Crowd, but since then it's pretty much been hit and miss run of the mill acting.

However all of the sudden in 2014 he's in the Tony nominated stage performance Of Mice and Men playing Lenny. And he 's got a major role in the Bill Murray/Jenny McCarthy flick St. Vincent.

Has anyone seen that by the way, care to provide a review?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dP5lJnJHXg
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Post 27 Oct 2014, 10:28 am

I saw of Mice and Men a few months ago: my kid and I went to see it after he read of Mice and Men for school. Lenny did a great job. The theater experience was marred by all the Teenyboppers (can I still say that?) who fawned over James Franco, before, during, and after the show. It didn't register who Lenny was until you wrote this, but yeah, I recognize him now.

The play and the story has its issues of course, but the performance was really first rate.
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Post 27 Oct 2014, 11:23 am

Thanks for the review! Stoopid James Franco fans! At least they were getting in a serious play.
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Post 27 Oct 2014, 1:57 pm

He's pretty good in Moone Boy, and in Sapphires. I'm looking forward to seeing Calvary too.
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Post 28 Oct 2014, 8:35 am

he was appealing in "bridesmaids", as well.
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Post 29 Oct 2014, 6:46 am

I was going to say he stunk in Moone Boy, but I watched only one episode and didn't care for the show. Maybe he was good but in a bad show? And maybe the show gets better over time???
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Post 29 Oct 2014, 12:08 pm

GMTom wrote:I was going to say he stunk in Moone Boy, but I watched only one episode and didn't care for the show. Maybe he was good but in a bad show? And maybe the show gets better over time???
It's a great show, but perhaps a little niche.
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Post 29 Oct 2014, 12:54 pm

I may give it another chance then. I could have been in the wrong mood or maybe the first show was a bit "off"? It was several months ago that I watched it (Because of him being in it mind you). I fully admit it was a small sampling but he was just so good in The IT crowd, pretty darned funny in I think it was FM? (where he was a radio DJ) so I gave Moone Boy a shot and may give it one more chance???
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Post 29 Oct 2014, 1:57 pm

GMTom wrote:I may give it another chance then. I could have been in the wrong mood or maybe the first show was a bit "off"? It was several months ago that I watched it (Because of him being in it mind you). I fully admit it was a small sampling but he was just so good in The IT crowd, pretty darned funny in I think it was FM? (where he was a radio DJ) so I gave Moone Boy a shot and may give it one more chance???
It is a different thing to those, and he wrote it based on his own childhood so is a bit idiosyncratic. It may just not be your thing - as a kid of the 80s myself, from the next island over, there are direct references that appeal, I guess.
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Post 30 Oct 2014, 5:48 am

well your "next island over" to the east is a bit closer to my "next island over" to the west (North America) probably means a bit more similarity!? And I was a kid of the 70's
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Post 05 Nov 2014, 3:19 pm

and he plays an amiable catholic school teacher/priest in st. vincent (Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy)
Pretty good comedy .....