Monday, May 03, 2010

Movie Monday 5/3

I've had so much on my mind with Lyme and bartonella that I almost forgot about Movie Monday!  I was completely, totally exhausted today because I haven't been sleeping well the last few days (I wonder why...), so it was a two-nap day.  As soon as my Dad left this morning and I called the pediatrician's office to make an appointment for Jamie (Wednesday), I went back to bed.  I did enjoy my Dad's visit, though, and I'm feeling better this evening.

So, it was a busy weekend, and we only had time for one movie:
  • The Brothers Bloom -The brothers referred to in the title, Bloom and Steven (played by Mark Ruffalo), have spent their entire lives as con men, staging ever-more complicated cons.  Bloom is fed up with this fake life and wants out, but Steven - who loves coming up with convoluted schemes - convinces him to stick it out for one more, ultimate con.  According to Steven, the perfect con is one where everyone gets what they want.  He sets his sights on the wealthy and lonely Penelope.  I'm not sure whether my Dad liked this one, but Ken and I both enjoyed it.  It's a bit quirky (not again!) at the beginning, but we soon got lost in following the complicated scheme and trying to figure out who was actually conning who.  Lots of fun.
 Have you seen any good movies lately?


Dominique said...

I just watched Avatar. The production was amazing. Actually, that isn't a good enough word. It would stunning.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear Jamie has bartonella on top of Lyme... There are so many subtle things to keep track of that we don't even think of as 'symptoms' until something brings it to our attention.

Just more Star Trek here for me...
The Brothers Bloom sounds like it's worth seeing. I haven't seen Avatar yet, but sounds like the visuals are good, which goes a long way in my viewing books. A friend of mine who is First Nations had mixed opinions of Avatar's depiction of a generic 'tribal' people, so I will be watching with an eye on the cultural portrayals.


David said...

If you have a chance check out Rian Johnson's debut film, "Brick". Very good film noir set in a modern day high school.