This & That and Other Stuff
We went and saw "Lady in the Water" this weekend. WOW! I don't know what everyone is complaining about! We both loved it. Hubby thinks it is actually his best. I'll say second best. Maybe people are having trouble with the fact that there is no "surprise" ending like his other movies. It is very unlike his other movies, though. It's a very quiet film. Not exactly fast moving, but I think that works for the movie. It's much funnier than his other films, though I did cry at one point. It was very emotional in one scene. I won't give anything away, but I think it is just a beautiful film. I have heard complaints that people didn't buy how willing the tenants of this building were to help and not ask any questions. If you pay attention early on you know the answer to that question. Also I have heard complaints about not being able to follow the story. To that I just say, "HUH?". The entire fairytale is basically explained in the beginning with all the hieroglyphic type animation. Maybe it's too early and people haven't settled into the movie yet. I have heard the critics rip it apart and I basically think that is due to the critic character in the movie. He is hilarious! Critics need to not take themselves so seriously. The movie is basically a fairytale within a fairytale and we thought it was brilliant! I just wish I could tell him that not everyone agrees with the critics. I wish more movies had this incredible warmth and depth. Just my two cents anyway. I don't expect everyone to agree with me.
Today I went shopping for our annual trip to Atlantic City/Philadelphia/New York. We go to visit Hubby's family in Philly and then we all head to Atlantic City where they have a condo. Hubby and I sneak off for a day or two to New York while the grandparents watch the wee one. Can't wait! It'll just be nice to get away for a little while. The whole bathroom thing is stressing us out.