Okay, I am uber-charged to go see Serenity. I don’t think I get to go tonight, but I’ll lobby for the matinee tomorrow.
I haven’t been excited about a movie in ages.
I bought the whole Firefly season on DVD on the strength of an Amazon.com recommendation. First time I’ve ever done that. And you know what? I loved it.
The series rocked my world. No, really! I sat and watched all of it over the course of a week and just about cried when it was over, because I knew there wasn’t gonna be no more, mei mei.
Another good movie recommended by Bev — had John Trevolta and Scarlett Johansson. Probably spelled at least one of those wrong.
It took place in New Orleans. Most scenes I kept wondering — Is that still there? Some restaurant, some street, some old mansion … under water or washed away or intact?
They ate breakfast in a place I ate in last time I was there. Good local place for grits. It’s probably gone now.
Great little movie. I believe I would give it a 9 out of 10. I’ve never given anything a 10, if that means anything.
Plot Summary for
Dear Frankie (2004)
Nine-year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember, most recently arriving in a seaside Scottish town. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they’ve run away from his father, Lizzie has invented a story that he is away at sea on the HMS Accra. Every few weeks, Lizzie writes Frankie a make-believe letter from his father, telling of his adventures in exotic lands. As Frankie tracks the ship’s progress around the globe, he discovers that it is due to dock in his hometown. With the real HMS Accra arriving in only a fortnight, Lizzie must choose between telling Frankie the truth or finding the perfect stranger to play Frankie’s father for just one day…
Memorable Quotes from Dear Frankie
[writing a letter to his dad]
Frankie: Dear da, did you know something? We’re moving again. Ma says it’s time. She says it’s definitely the last time but she says that every single time! Nana Gourley says if there is a next time they’ll have to carry her out in a box and ma says ‘don’t tempt her!’
I’m a sucker for a happy ending, and this movie was going for a suitable, but not all that happy ending. In a delightful and unexpected twist at the end I was left with a lovely hope and possibility for a happier future.