Tuesday, August 25, 2009

An Evening Poorly Spent

It just so happened last night that I was home alone. Well, the girls were all here, of course, but I was the lone adult. What do I like to do when Prince Charming is away and the children are finally asleep? Read, eat, read, write, sew, scrapbook, watch movies.

I didn't feel like scrapbooking or reading last night so I popped in a movie from the library to watch while I made a pillow (which is some consolation, I suppose. At least I have a pillow to show for my trouble).

Now to understand what follows you must know two things:
1. I love musicals. Love them. I'd be hard pressed to name a favorite and I have several that see frequent rotation on our DVD player.

2. I also like certain British actors who may or may not have starred in some of my favorite Austen films.

The musical that I watched last night (and I shall not name it, but I'm sure you can figure it out), is recent. All-star cast (oh, that the producers had chosen a few unknowns who could actually, you know, carry a tune), quirky 1970's music...it should have been great.

But it was not great. I can't recommend anyone see it because certain "plot" points (if you could accuse this movie of having a plot, which I really cannot) are offensive. Now I know that musicals are not usually known for having a great deal of character development but come on! The characters have to have some personality, or likability, or gravitas or something, right?

So, in sum: movie, it's called a "story line". Get one.

And oh, British Actors of Much More Talent Than This: honey, no. Just, no.

6 comments:

Kelly said...

This new pillow wouldn't happen to be your red and white skirt, would it?

Lisa said...

Well I haven't seen this movie yet, so I won't comment on the quality. But I know that we like A LOT of the same movies, so I think I'll save myself the heartache and avoid it. Thanks for the heads-up.

Karen@Candid Diversions said...

Rest assured, Kelly, no skirts were harmed in the making of aforesaid pillow. Can't say the same for a couple of cloth napkins bought at T.J. Maxx, though. ;)

Karabeth said...

Hmm. I don't think I've seen this one. Hope I never do if it's as bad as you've described it - and I have no reason to think otherwise.

Toni said...

I sort of liked the movie & think Kelly saw it several times. I was hoping to go to a theater performance where the audience sang along, but I never seen it advertised like that.

Karen@Candid Diversions said...

Toni, I'd probably enjoy a sing along version better. I love most of the songs and if I were singing them (loudly) then I wouldn't have to hear the actors. ;)

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