A couple of years ago I was down at the Dromana Drive-In with friends on ‘Schoolies – Take 2’. We were just about to watch Russell Crowe smash a few noses in and there was a scuffle and a consensus that the car was ‘too squashy’. I moved reluctantly (because of the movie) and willingly (because of certain individuals) into the other car – that other car happened to be on the other side of the drive-in, infront of some alternate movie… In Her Shoes if I’m not wrong. To cut a long story short – and one that I’ve already told, I missed seeing Cinderella Man despite wanting to.
The other day I finally got my chance. True to my long abated expectations the movie matched what I’d heard. Renee Zellweger was superb. Being a ‘typical girl’ – the whole boxing bit didn’t so much appeal to me. Before you stop me and point out that movie revolves around ‘the fight’ (or even many) note that there’s a life story wound in amongst the not-too-painful-for-the-viewer boxing scenes – hence everyone winds up satistifed.
I would watch it again. And that’s saying something.
The other ‘long awaited’ movie was one that I got to see yesterday, The House of Sand and Fog one raved about by… hmm, Tom -perhaps. I think that at one time someone even provided a big fait spoiler by giving me a complete synopsis. I was pre-warned that the movie was depressing. The movie itself was somewhat slow, but a beautiful arrangement with a plot that’s not half bad. As warned it was incredibally depressing and really quite disturbing.
I doubt I’d go out of my way to see it again, but I can appreciate it for what it is and the issues it plays somewhat rawly with.
yes, perhaps the only thing more depressing than the movie itself is your spelling of the word “incredibly” – “incredibally”. Wow