Saturday, November 17, 2007

Parallel double date

This afternoon Michelle and I and the girls went to the movies. Different ones.

While we saw "No Country for Old Men," the new Coen Brothers noir thriller, Gina and Franny watched "Across the Universe," the musical set to Beatles songs that has become a surprise sensation among teenage girls. Franny liked it better than Gina did.

Michelle and I both loved "No Country." It's gruesome and intense, but so perfectly paced and tense that you can barely take a breath. Great writing -- based on a book by Cormac McCarthy -- and exceptional acting by Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem and Tommy Lee Jones. One of the Coens' best movies and a clear contender this year for best picture. 4 unhesitant gliomas.


Michelle said...

I'm adding a fifth glioma to the scale in honor of this movie

Janice said...

I've read a lot of cormac mccarthy, don't know if I can handle watching it.