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Seth Meyers’ Boston Accent Is the Boston Movie to End All Boston Movies

Seth Meyers’ Boston Accent Is the Boston Movie to End All Boston Movies

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Jan. 23 2016 2:35 PM

Seth Meyers’ Boston Accent Is the Boston Movie to End All Boston Movies

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For decades, our finest, most versatile actors have tried and failed to fake a decent Boston accent, its minute inflections and obscure argot seemingly impossible to recreate on screen.

Of course, once in a blue moon—The Departed, Good Will Hunting—we get a movie that does supply a perfect stream of low vowels and intrusive r's. The latest is Boston Accent, a parody production that sees Seth Meyers try to riff on every possible Boston movie trope—the countless local references; the themes of loyalty and violence and corruption; the shots of Fenway Park—at once. It is, unequivocally, “the movie with the most Boston accents this year.”

Sharan Shetty is on the editorial staff of the New Yorker. You can follow him on Twitter