So, we didn't have a lot of movie time this weekend (some of the women went to see Oceans at the theater, but I opted to stay behind for games! They said it was excellent). Ken and I watched one movie on Friday night:
- One True Thing. Quick summary: I loved it; Ken didn't! He felt it was too depressing, but I love movies that are based on real life, with all of its joys and sorrows. Besides, crying over a movie sure beats crying over your own life. Yes, I both laughed and cried! The movie has an all-star cast, with Meryl Streep, William Hurt, and Renee Zellweger. Renee plays a grown daughter who lives in NYC and works as a writer at New York magazine. She comes home for a while when her mother (played by Meryl Streep) gets cancer. She has always identified with her father who is a college literature professor; her goal in life was to not become her mother who is a very happy homemaker. So, of course, this makes for a complicated - and sometimes comical - situation when she returns home to care for her mother full-time. I really liked this movie.