Thursday, September 15, 2005

movie lite

I've been fairly movie-lite since we moved and got the dog. It's a little difficult to sit down and watch something for two hours when you have to wonder if the dog is peeing on the carpet just out of your view. But, I was able to watch Beneath the Planet of the Apes and A Very Long Engagement. Unfortunately, I didn't really like either one of them.

Not surprisingly, A Very Long Engagement is the better of the two movies and by a long shot. It just didn't engage me (no pun intended) as much as I'd hoped and I loved Audrey Tautou in Amelie. I even liked her in Happenstance, which is one of the few things of the movie that really worked. Jodie Foster has a nice smaller role in A Very Long Engagement, as well. It is as if everything was in place and many people found the movie to be fantastic, but it just didn't work for me. It didn't reach me on a level that it could have, should have.

Beneath the Planet of the Apes was just crappy.

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