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May 12th, 2014

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Monday, May 12th, 2014 07:59 am
Two movies last night. The first was August: Osage County which we stopped about 20 minutes in. If I don't have some positive feeling for some character by this point in a film, there is not reason to keep watching. And I mostly loathed all the characters in this one. Even Meryl Streep couldn't save it. So, a 1 out of 5.

The second was British. I like the British. Maybe I should move. :) Anyway, the second movie was Unfinished Song. Venessa Redgrave, who has looked like a cancer patient for the last 30 years, is dying of cancer. Her husband is a grumpy-ish old man who loves her dearly. There son is played by Christopher Eccleston and no longer looks like the Doctor. :) Dad and son have a very familiar relationship at the start of the movie. Ho hum.

As soon as we know that his wife is going to die, which we know very, very quickly, we also know this is a redemption movie. I like redemption movies when the redeemed has redeeming qualities throughout the movie.

In any event, it is a solid 3 and will likely be enjoyed by anyone over 50. It might even amuse anyone under 30. Up for grabs for the people in the middle, although they might identify with the son.