Sunday, February 13, 2011

Another Year

On a whim, we went to the 4:00 movie this afternoon to see "Another Year."  I guess I'd give it a B- or a C+.  It was okay, but the popcorn was better.

Starring Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen as a happily married couple about our own age, the film just didn't seem to go anywhere.  Broadbent and Sheen were terrific, as was Lesley Manville who played a coworker of the wife's.  The story was a year in the lives of Gerri and Tom, and the issues-laden family, colleagues, and friends they know.

It's easy to see why these maladjusted folks want to hang out at Gerri's and Tom's place; they must hope that some of the blissful normalcy will rub off on them.

I'm not saying I didn't like it.  Rather:  See it when it comes to Netflix.  Movies are too expensive to spend the money on this one.


Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Loved your fabric... great combos.

Guenveur in Kent said...

I saw it yestgerday and loved it. That Leslie Manville (Mary) was heart-breaking. On the way out of the theater, a woman said to me, "They didn't resolve anything, but I loved it." I love the director, Mike Leigh. He's done some of my favorite movies.