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Friday, April 7, 2017

film finales

so to round out our film festival experience I saw two more movies and another short on Thursday... let me first give my eight word review of the Little Foxes at the Asolo on Wednesday night- Awful Despicable People getting exactly what they deserve. LOL enough said about that stage full of monsters...

on to the two films for Thursday - liked the first one immensely - The Hero with Sam Elliott- lovely film- didn't over reach. Excellent performance by Sam Elliott...


the short was a cute animated film about a senior with dementia heading to the ocean for some time in the sun and a nice meal of fish and white wine - but who is followed by a lunatic who keeps calling her mom- a touching way to address the issue of aging parents... who are perhaps not always with us...
 the second film I saw was one I had been scheduled to see at the Chicago Film Fest but never made it to the actual screening- this time I wish I had missed it as well... trite and heavy handed, I guess it was supposed to be funny... and to me the humor never really got off the ground- it was just a sad story about a couple after the death of their son....



so I am now down to one more film- and I hope we end with an up note-


if it lives up to the billing it should be a good way to end the festival...  alas - it was not - 90+ minutes of loser son and screaming mimi mom did not funny make- the only reason to see this film is you get to see 90 minutes of the amazingly beautiful David Coussins - a man whose smile could melt a glacier OMG... gorgeous, but the movie - a waste of time... too much yelling and seriousl co-dependence issues.  User bitch girlfriend - with nasty friends only added to the guy's loser status to me... I can only hope this was not autobigraphical... with my final count being over two dozen shorts and more than ten full length films - I have seen some great movies and an occasional clunker- that is the way it is.... but we will be back next year for more!

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