Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Can Con

Yesterday i wrote a really great post, hit a random button and KA-PoW, it was gone. So now i am going to try to recreate that post, which never works, but here goes...

Monday night i finally saw falling Angels, thanks to Pacific Cinematheque's presentation of Canada's Top Ten Films of 2003. Let me say from the outset that i really enjoyed it but couldn't help but feel that the book by Barbara Gowdy upon which it was based would have been better. But i am a book person and i always think the book is better.
The movie chronicles a season in the life a dysfunctional family in 1969. Dad is a bit of a nut case with his own bomb shelter, mom is a comatosed depressed drunk and the teenaged girls are trying to keep everything as normal as possible. One plot summary i read said it was "wickedly funny". I wouldn't go that far. It had its funny bits and truly poignant bits. But it was definitely a well made and well acted movie. None of that low budget CBC feel to it. The rebellious daughter, played by Katharine Isabelle, was awesome.
Tonight as parts of this series we are going to go see
Love, Sex and Eating the Bones. I will report on that later.


Blogger scarbie doll said...

Hey - the guy who wrote and directed Love, Sex and Eating the Bones went to high school with the Dog and the Brain! Let us know what you thought.

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