The Norman Rockwell Code is an American comedy short film based on the Da Vinci Code, the famous novel by Dan Brown. A slew of eminently talented actors make the ride worth the while. Its director Alfred Thomas Catallo has a knack for crafting a smarmy screenplay.
One of the most interesting is the character portrayed by Fritz Weatherbee. He has a role that is akin to that of a bumbling burglar in a James Bond movie, but the audience is hardly nitpicky. In fact, Weatherbee carries off the aforementioned bumbling burglar with aplomb, and the sultry French heiress Sopha Poisson, played by Danica Carlson, is as good looking as it gets.
The best part about the whole experience is that it didn’t cost a dime to attend. As a result, a few lucky fans got to experience a whole new side of the town they never knew existed. While the film’s plot is a little over the top, it’s fun to say the least. This is in part thanks to the quality of the cast and the likability of the script. If you’re a fan of cheesy melodrama, the likes of the late harry potter or the venerable Sherlock Holmes, the latest in a long line of illuminati-styled sleuths, this is an ideal way to spend a rainy afternoon.
Aside from a solid dose of schadenfreude, the film has a plethora of other things to be said about it, most notably the da vinci that resides within it. For instance, the film is one of the few nippers to feature a full cast of actors and actresses with a definite chemistry complex. After the film’s release, a horde of eager aficionados washed ashore, all to be awed by the sights. They were also rewarded with a tour of the famed Museum of Fine Arts, a surprisingly large collection of paintings attributed to the man himself, the revered Renaissance man, er, painter, er, sculptor, er, oh wait I’m a painter and it’s all about what you do with it.