yes, it’s late.
we walked all the way back from the east village in something of a reverie.
we see a Lot of Movies, as you know.
but this performance by Ellen Barkin (and the rest of the ensemble cast) was Superb.
do see it: another happy day
yes, it Is about terribly dysfunctional families (are there any other kind? not counting those normal looking people one sees sometimes, in familial groups, buying innocent things like bath towels in Pottery Barn – always in a deep jewel color/colour/shade – do you notice that? and you know that means they have a contrasting tile).
and yes, there is a Lot of Pain.
but the Pain is explored ever so beautifully.
and you (ok, sorry, we’ll speak for ourselves) – we really wanted them to come to some kind of understanding (in the screenwriting books they call it a “character arc”) but you know what we mean – you watch them go on a journey and learn and laugh and weep and get Very Medea at one point.
then – just when we felt as if we couldn’t see the worst happen – the complete fracture of souls – the destruction of psyches turning in on themselves in a terrible implosion – there it was – a Moment.
we realized we had been holding our breath and at that Moment we exhaled.
*the Scar is Very Excited at going to the Other Coast and so we wanted to do a proper saturday in NYC: late night, friends, connection, movie, telling the cab driver to take a shortcut but ever so nicely using the accent, a little half bag of popcorn, a Movie, a feeling, intensity, the realization that we are going to make movies some day (that was a Lovely moment of our own actually) and then a walk back, coat zipped up tightly and a brisk pace (remember when we couldn’t walk round the block without a supportive arm on a friend?) – all in all – a Delicious evening.
Lots to think about.
Do see the film. And do tell us what You thought.