Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Can Can's such a pretty show
They'll steal your heart away
But backstage, back on earth again
The dressing rooms are gray

Stranger Than Fiction was an excellent movie. Will Ferrell is an IRS agent. Emma Thompson is an author. He begins to hear her narrate his life, which just so happens to be the plot of book she is writing. Dustin Hoffmann is a literature professor who helps him and the guy who was Buster in Arrested Development plays his co-worker.

I don't want to say a lot more, because I don't want to ruin the plot for the both of you who read this and actually take my recommendation to see the movie. It's pretty cool.

Rent it.

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Listening to quiet music. You have to strain to hear it. There is dust on the desk and the shelves.

You think about things. The past can cripple you with nostalgia, so you keep moving, like a shark. Don't stop. Don't look back.

The desk lamp projects a hazy, yellow cone of light. The dog softly snores.

You notice your shirt smells stale. You're not moving like a shark. You don't hold the promise of a full moon.

There is a bright circle of reflected light on the wall. The room is dark. Disheveled.

You can't move forward mindlessly and you can't look back.

So don't.

Just be.

It's okay.

You can do it.

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Happy Birthday, Mom. I love you.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous BUZZ said...

Stranger than Fiction was an excellent flick. The wife had no desire to see it, and I think it's her loss. Had no idea Will Ferrell could do a good job with a serious flick.

Another highly recommended film to rent was The Prestige. Very well done. The beginning was confusing as hell, ride it out and it will all explain itself as the film continues. That is all!

8:46 AM  
Blogger P. said...

I liked both Stranger than Fiction and The Prestige (Hello? Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale...)

Another movie in which Will Farrell plays an interesting and likable character is Winter Passing, also starring Ed Harris.

Belated happy birthday to Mom M!

4:51 PM  
Blogger sAssY brOwn said...

Happy Birthday dude's mom.

8:24 PM  

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