Well kids, it's been a while, so I thought I'd do another "over-simplified descriptions of movies I've seen" post. The bad thing is, that most of the movies I've seen have already been out on DVD for sometime now. But the good thing is, that you've probably already seen each movie, so I won't spoil them for you. The other difference is, that I may spend more time on at least one movie, because I'm still trying to digest it.
Bukowski: Born Into This - Bukowski is a bad person. No, wait. He gets all emotional when he reads a poem about one of the whores he went boozing with for a while, so Bukowski can be a good person. Finally, Bukowski is a damaged alcoholic, but his work speaks for itself.
Ladies in Lavender - Surprisingly, this movie is not about lesbians at all, but you can still learn lessons from it. Finding a young man on a beach after a storm and taking care of him is good. Falling in love with the young man when you are Judi Dench's age, is bad.
V for Vendetta - It is bad to be a totalitarian government that controls its people while telling them that it's for their own good. Apparently, it is good to be a guy wearing a creepy mask and controlling a young girl and telling her it's for her own good, as long as you topple said government at the same time. Natalie Portman as a hot bald chick, is good too.
House of D - At first I saw David Duchovny and that was good, but then I don't have any idea what happened because I was so happy to see David Duchovny. Then he left and I'm not sure what happened because I was anxious that David Duchovny wouldn't return. Then they showed him at the end and I have no idea what went on because I was so busy being happy and having my faith in mankind renewed. Oh yeah, I think Robin Williams may also have be in this, but I can't really remember.
Breakfast on Pluto - Cillian Murphy was very pretty and that was good. Then Cillian Murphy was hard to understand because he used a breathy, girly voice and had a strong brogue. Then Cillian Murphy got hurt and that was bad. Then things worked out for the best and that was good.
Me and You and Everyone We Know - Miranda July is quirky and so was this movie. Watching movies like this can be dangerous for me because I think they're real and it jives with the way I want the world to be, but isn't. In real life, the guy would have gotten a restraining order against Miranda July and his youngest son would have met a very different person in the park.
The lesson here, is persistence pays off and that's one lesson I've had a hard time learning. I'm sure you are all tired of hearing how terrified I am of rejection, but it is something I really need to work on. I would have no problem stalking a guy I liked at his workplace, (shut-up) but I would never be able to approach him, let alone hop in his car, let alone go back and talk to him after he asked me to get the hell out of his car. I could also not ask some big-wig gallery owner to call me and say, "Macaroni" into the phone. I liked this movie, because it was much like my life could be if I actually acted on some of the bizarre scenarios in my head.