12 November 2007

dinner and a movie review

We went to the Olive Garden last night with Jonny's family to celebrate his father's birthday. I love the Olive Garden. And I love that family. Delicious.

For a hilarious account of Katherine and Olivia babysitting the toodlers, click here.

Jonny and I returned home fairly early, so we watched "Notes on a Scandal" with Olivia and Katherine. I had heard enough about the movie to know that I probably would not like it. But I also love Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench so I sort of did want to see it. Anyway, since they had brought it over to watch and we had returned home just as they put the movie in, the decision was made for me.

I can admit that the movie was definitely very well made, well acted, et cetera. It stirred up some very strong emotions in me. I was very uncomfortable. And I did not like it. I think, even if a movie is well made, well acted, et cetera, I still can just not like the story and say "I did not like it." Cate, Judi, you are amazing. Bill Nighy, you too are amazing. But I just ... the whole adultery storyline ... blecccch.

And to top it off, Cate Blanchett's sneaky, adulterous character had a beautiful, smiley little boy with Down syndrome. So she was cheating on this heartbreakingly sweet little boy as well. Blecccch.

I have a real problem with adultery. I think it is wrong. All wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. I don't enjoy books or movies with adultery in the plot. I just have this visceral reaction, this feeling of betrayal that makes me ill. Katherine said my foot was swinging away like crazy during the entire movie. I'll bet it was! I was probably subconsciously kicking Cate Blanchett's character in the beautiful face throughout the film. Take that! And that!

1 comment:

Roxanna said...

I am right there with you I feel the same way