I had one of those perfect Saturday afternoon movie-fests yesterday. It rained just enough to relieve any anxiety about NOT working in the yard and to enhance those in between movie naps.
Although I didn’t plan it, all three followed the same theme – hope and laughter in the midst of tough times.
Dustin Hoffman ( my favorite actor of all time) and Emma Thompson were wonderful in Harvey. The script was smart enough to keep me listening for the many sharp one-liners. The scene where Hoffman enters his daughter’s rehearsal dinner to find one of those obnoxious black plastic theft deterrent thingies still attached to the sleeve of his new suit cracked me up.
Amy Adams and Emily Blunt are sisters who run a ‘bio hazard removal company” in Sunshine Cleaning (ie – they clean up The Mess at murder and death scenes). Alan Arkin is their quirky and loving dad. I gotta tell you, Jason Spevack steals the movie as Amy’s son, Oscar.
Will and Jaden Smith honored Chris Gardner and his son Christopher in Happyness. I’d forgotten that we see the real Chris in the last scene of the movie (he’s the guy who walks across the street – Will Smith turns to look at him) – too kewl!
As you can tell, a movie reviewer I’m not. What I am though, is someone who wanted to let ya’ll know about these three great flicks.
If you have seen them or do – please let me know what you think.
And hey, seen any good movies lately?