Saturday, May 06, 2006

Two Jennifer Aniston movies

Yesterday I did something I've never done before: I went to a movie while the kids were in school. I needed to get some rest (still under doctor's orders to take it easy, which I don't do well), and I thought that sitting at a movie would be a good choice. To make things even better, Jenny, my multi-marathon friend, called just as I was leaving, and when I asked if she wanted to join me, she said yes!

We saw "Friends With Money" and I loved it on so many levels. Some of the reviews said it was a film about nothing, and I suppose that if you need a neatly presented ending, or a typical "characters, problems, more problems, solution" formula, maybe it's not the movie for you. But I found it to be thought-provoking on the biggie subjects like friendship, aging, marriage, choices, honesty. And speaking of honesty, at times the movie's dialog was so incredibly honest that I felt as though I was intruding on the characters' lives, and should apologize or something. In short, I loved it.

Well, it's almost 11:00 pm now, and I've just bailed on "Derailed." Tim rented it last week, and we decided to watch it tonight. He knew nothing about it, and all I knew was that it was dark. Well, in case you haven't seen it .... well, I don't know how to say when I stopped watching, but I'm sure there's a good part of the movie left, and I just can't handle it. I know it's a movie. I know it's just a made-up story. But the intensity and the angst -- well, I just can't do it. Interestingly, however, every October I love to watch "Scream" or "Halloween" or another of the really great horror movies. But the real life "holy shit, this really could happen" stuff? Not for me so much.


None said...

I want to see "Friends With Money." I may go myself this week.

I saw "Derailed" when it came out. The only positive thing I can say about that movie is that Jennifer Aniston looked absolutely incredible. The funny thing about her is she is not a classic beauty. She's a cute girl. But she sure knows how to play up all her positive features.

The ending of the movie has a little twist...

Shelly Egan said...

I hear you... I am finding there are more and more movies that throw me for a loop anymore. I get paranoid when I watch the scary ones, and I hate how I feel when it is over.... I have to watch myself in that. And - luckily, Ed and I are more often than not on the same page with things. Awww... 2 become one! : ) Whoda thunk dat would ever happen? hah!