Movies of the week
We watched some interesting movies this weekend. We had started Man of the Year with Robin Williams and Laura Linney while we were on our cruise. One day it was shown over and over on this one channel and when we were in the room for Brenden’s nap time we caught part. Then when we went to bed we caught some more, but we couldn’t stay awake to see how it ended. So we put it on netflix and finally saw the rest. It was pretty good. The premise is that a Jon Stewart type comedian ends up running for president and winning but it was a glitch in some software that allowed him to win. The political commentary was great, but the movie seemed like it couldn’t decide if it wanted to be a comedy or a drama and there were a few things that didn’t get set up very well.
We also watched Elizabethtown with Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst. It apparently bombed when it was in theaters, but I really liked it a lot. Orlando Blooms character is having a pretty rough time and the way he plays it reminds me of Christian Bale in American Psycho. There are some parts that are kind of akward. Kirsten Dunst character is a little looney. The message of the story is that even though painful things happen in life, if you allow yourself to see them, wonderful things also happen.