The Blog enters the world of movie reviews


When you are the author of an internationally famous Blog on FDA Stuff and you’ve had over 200 hits the past week, you know its time to take on Hollywood. I just saw Duplicity with Clive Owens and Julia Roberts at the Blue Mouse, the last single screen theater in the Northwest. Movies only play at the Blue Mouse after they’ve played everywhere else they possibly could. So if you want to see Duplicity you will probably have to wait to rent it.

When I first began working at FDA (a former employer), I answered the phone at the San Francisco District’s Consumer Affairs Office. One of my first calls was about a drug, now widely available, that would grow peach fuzz where men had grown bald. “When is it going to be approved?” the caller asked desperately. I soon learned that cures for baldness, along with weight loss gimmicks and impotence potions were very big business.

Which leads us to Duplicity. At first I thought it had been written by a computer geek obsessed with Part 11 of the FDA regulations on computerized records. There is a lot of security system hocus pocus that is pretty cool. Then, about three quarters through the movie, the plot thickens, so to speak. Anyway, when you want a fun, lightweight movie to rent, please consider Duplicity. It’s about industrial espionage and products that go bang in the night. Without FDA approval, I might add. I’ve added a link to the Duplicity website under the Blogroll. Have fun.

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