Ratatouille Got It Wrong
Before SNL, David Wain says, the countercultural comedy torch belonged to National Lampoon. The laugh magazine was created by Harvard graduates and became a creative laboratory for movies like Animal House and Caddyshack. Chief among them was Doug Kenney, the subject of Netflix biopic A Futile and Stupid Gesture, which Wain directs.
In the Spiel, the nostalgia we feel around meals and dishes is overrated. It’s not about the food; it’s about the feels.
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