Monday, January 26, 2009

Two Movies

Last Chance Harvey. As my brother calls it; The AARP Love Story.

Sweet story of love and redemption. Kind and gentle, it promulgates the subversively radical notion that people can fall in love by talking rather than by bumping uglies to a grinding soundtrack.

No explosions. No punches thrown. Emma Thompson looks even lovelier than Mr Streisand (who looks marvelous.)

Seven Pounds

I can't say much about the plot without giving the twists away. Suffice it to say that I felt the scriptwriters cheated the audience by playing with the lead character's emotions. There is a really good story to be told here but I don't feel as if there was much interest in telling it.

Save this one for DVD rental on a night when you are feeling really, really good about yourself. See it with someone that will discuss it with you afterwards. For heaven's sake, see it sober.

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