I've always loved the Robin Hood legend. The story of a noble individual standing up for the downtrodden brightens my usually dim perspective of humanity.
Add in the tax component -- the official evildoers gave their despicable acts a veneer of authority by characterizing their thievery as a form of government taxation -- and my romantic tax heart leaps!
I'm not, however, a fan of Russell Crowe. So I don't plan on going to his latest movie in which he sort of portrays the outlaw of Sherwood Forest.
But I couldn't resist reading A.O. Scott's review of Robin Hood in the New York Times. Perhaps, I hoped, Scott would be able to convince me to give this film, and Crowe, a chance.
Alas, it is not to be. Thanks to the middling review, I'll pass.
There was, however, one great -- and tax-related -- line in the review that I have to share:
"Robin and Marion engage in a bit of heavy-handed screwball antagonism before the imperatives of tax reform and heterosexuality unite them forever."
Ah yes, there's nothing like taxes to help us find our soul mates!
- 'Tax Policy Decreed by Merry Men in Tights'
- Again with the arrow tax
- Tax show adds more cast members
- Investigating a new tax-themed TV show
- A tax lawyer's 'Date Night'
- Scary! Tax breaks for filmmakers
- Accountants' exciting lives -- on film
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