Greetings from our neck of the woods to yours! Actually today's morning temp isn't too bad-right now it is 19 degrees and should warm up to the high 40's...quite nice. It is so much more tolerable because our cold is dry; although rough on our skin, it is easier to tolerate than the damp cold of the west coast. Yesterday, hubby and I ended up going to the movies; Tuesday used to be bargain matinees, but now it is just one price- which is cheaper than going in the evening. When we first moved here, we would go every couple of weeks in the winter-it was an adjustment staying inside for extended periods. First I have to share that I don't read the plots lines in advance of new movies generally(note to self: read the plot lines for new movies); usually we look at the cast and decide based on those findings. I got to pick the movie yesterday and really should have read the story line first. We saw August: Osage County with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts-two of our all time favorite actresses. I will begin by saying I think Meryl will be up for Best Actress and Julia for Best Supporting Actress in the A.A. this year. As for the story-well it was definitely interesting; I knew it revolved around a fractured mother-daughter relationship but that was the extent of my knowledge. It wasn't as dark as Black Swan-which I hated, but it was pretty intense; built around a dysfunctional, crazy family. The ending just left you hanging; I'm glad we saw it so I will know what all the talk is about, but if I had it to do over again, I'd skip this movie.
I would rate it 5 Stars for acting, overall just 2.5-not my cup of tea.
If you have seen it, let me know your thoughts; we are all such individuals that I'm sure there are some out there that loved it.
Have a great day!