In remembrance of the tenth anniversary and for all the anniversaries before and after today, one sacredness will probably never be broken: no jokes about 9/11.
With that said, it does seem that we’re dealing with the tragedy a little bit better when someone in Hollywood can carefully insert it as a plot element that isn’t about inspiration, or the devastation, or any of that.
You probably recognize Jenna Fischer from her TV role in “The Office.“ With this film she’s an out-of-control New York dental hygienist whose husband dies nearly a year after 9/11. She doesn’t suck spit well, even when patients are coached by the office parrot. Dentists don’t have birds in their offices, silly screenwriters, dentists have fish. Finding Nemo got that part right, and boosted business for aquarium maintenance companies that supply clownfish to dentists.
Our character has a lot bigger problems than pooping parrots to deal with, including a son who tells everyone that his dad died on 9/11 instead of from a heart condition.
I wish that I could have reviewed this movie, overanalyzing all the inevitable dental office flubs, but it’s already come and gone from the theaters less than a month ago due to the minimal publicity it received. No worries though. You should be able to rent it (stream it, whatever you do to movie releases these days) starting October 25th so be sure to subscribe to the DentalBuzz Twitter feed for the reminder when it comes out.
Link: A Little Help official movie website