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Some Movies

I know this isn't complete so I'm sure I'll have another update after my husband reads this. :)

We watched Cat People which was really kinda creepy. If I hadn't fallen asleep for about ten minutes during the last thirty minutes I might have gotten more out of it.

Surprisingly, I kind of liked Bernard and Doris. It was entirely due to the acting of Susan Sarandon and Ralph Fiennes. During the opening scene I thought, "Boy, why has this been on our DVR since February?" but it did get much better. Bernard is such a mystery and introvert about himself that there were times when Fiennes delivered his lines that he seemed like a little schoolboy telling his mother a secret with the hopes that she wouldn't be mad at him.

I finally got around to watching Hairspray. It has been a long time since I've seen John Waters version with his many of his regular cast and I somehow remember it being more about class snobbery. This new version was very much about racial integration. I really did not want to see this movie because of all the makeup John Travolta wears. It's really difficult to act with that much makeup on and his version of Edna Turnblad waffled between being insecure and sure of herself. This didn't turn out to be one of those movies where I felt like I had wasted my time because of one scene. Seeing the musical number, (You're) Timeless to Me, was the highlight for me. Travolta was still graceful under the makeup but Christopher Walken made the scene. He always looks like he's enjoying it when he dances.

I think there was a fourth movie but I can't remember it right now.

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