We had a busy weekend, but we fit in a couple of movies:
- We watched Fantastic Mr. Fox with the kids Friday night. None of us had read the Roald Dahl book the movie is based on, but it clearly showed off the author's usual clever wit. George Clooney is the voice of Mr. Fox, and Meryl Streep is the voice of Mrs. Fox in this sort of folk tale starring animals in human-like roles with an old-fashioned kind of stop-action animation. Clever, funny, and very amusing.
- Saturday, while the boys were at a high school football game, Ken and I watched The Notorious Bettie Page, based on the real life of a young woman from Nashville who became known as The Pin-Up Queen of the Universe. The movie is as much about the pop culture and mores of the 1950's as it is about Bettie herself. The fascinating irony of this story is that Bettie was actually a very sweet, naive, and religious woman who found herself at the center of an indecency scandal. We enjoyed it.