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November was a pretty busy month for me, so I only saw two movies and one musical. Slacker!


Inside Job is a fascinating, compelling documentary on the recent financial crisis, and it made me so sad/mad--smad!

Love and Other Drugs was almost really good, but not quite. I am all in favour of naked Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway, both of whom are very pretty. I am emphatically not in favour of the terrible boorish brother character, who I wanted to punch repeatedly in the nose. Seriously, he brought the movie down at least 2 letter grades. If they'd excised him entirely from the film, it wouldn't have made a lick of difference to the plot, and there would have been time for more naked pretty people scenes! Missed opportunity, people.


I also saw the west coast premiere of a new Canadian musical: Mimi, or a Poisoner’s Comedy, based on the true story of a murderous 17th century marquise who poisoned her father and brothers. The music was decently interesting, the performers were hamming it up enjoyably, and I liked it quite a bit!

Date: 2010-12-31 04:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aredgem.livejournal.com
have you seen Black Swan? I'm hoping to see it while it's still in theaters. If I can get a babysitter. :-)

Date: 2011-01-01 12:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vestra.livejournal.com
I have seen it--it was great! Totally wacko and cool and awesome.

Date: 2010-12-31 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marginalia.livejournal.com
right? the brother drove me batshit. i think people should see it on dvd so they can skip past him.

Date: 2011-01-01 12:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vestra.livejournal.com
Totally. I may rent it when it's on DVD, just to be able to do that!

Date: 2011-01-01 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aredgem.livejournal.com
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