A million years ago, as a young teenager, I was convinced that if only I could somehow engineer a meeting with Andrew McCarthy he would instantly realise that our love was reciprocal and whisk me away to be the Andie to his Blaine. His quirky smile adorned my bedroom wall, along with George Michael in the days that we didn’t know, Kevin Bacon and a whole host of others. I grew up and finally realised that Andrew wasn’t coming. He obligingly aged somewhat and I was able to push him to the back of the shelf. Gone but not forgotten.
Somewhere in the midst of all this teen angst John Cusack came into my life and, unlike Andrew, he was determined to stay. The films kept coming, and amongst them were some absolute gems.
Grosse Point Blank played on Friday* and obviously I had to watch it. This is JC at his most suave, retaining some of the quirkiness that we’ve always loved him for, but ultimately in control. It’s a great film, Dan Ackroyd is the world’s most inept contract killer – inspired casting, Minnie Driver and JC share an unlikely chemistry, and the man himself is brilliant – for the record, so is his sister Joan, one of the most under-rated actresses of the last 20 years.
Ok, so we’ve established that I’m a fan, albeit one who hasn’t even seen all of his films, but if someone wants to send me his entire back catalogue I’ll happily lock myself away for a fortnight – maybe not 2012 but deffo all the others.
We all know that sleb stalking is sooooo 2009, so although I follow his account on Twitter, I don’t obsessively tweet him. Actually until this week I’d never even @ mentioned him.
Before I go on, I know what you’re thinking – apart from the obvious – anyone could set up a twitter account and call themselves John Cusack couldn’t they? Well yes, but not everyone can set up a verified account, in fact only ONE person can do that.
Friday night involved me having an age old conversation with my deluded friends:
What followed was a negotiation of sorts with a surprisingly pleasing outcome:
Fair play I thought, Dukovny does nothing for me….everyone’s happy, apart from the small matter of JC living a little way away:
Bugger, so that’s it really isn’t it?
A second later, I saw a DM** arrive and scooted off to check it- completely unprepared for the outcome:
The top pic is the avatar JC was using until a certain Tara Cain started insulting him:
Maybe his flight got delayed, I don’t know, but he didn’t show yet. He’ll be here though, I just know it…
By the way, if you have information that would lead to me questioning the authenticity of JC’s twitter account, please keep it to yourself – that would just be cruel.
*I must add that I owe everything to @kateab who pointed out that GBP was going to be on….without her none of this would have been possible.
**DMs are private messages that don’t show on the public twitter timeline – obviously John wanted to protect the feelings of others…