Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
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Met my friend Janice at the movies, to see Letters From Iwo Jima. Not a movie I would normally run out and see, but Janice sees all the Oscar nominees before the awards night, and this was one of the last on her list. It does not live up to its name. While it purports to reconstruct the Japanese side of the story from a stash of unsent letters discovered buried in a cave there, there are few quotes from the letters, and instead we get your standard apologist war movie.

Got home and during dinner watched the next flick in my Gretchen Mol Film Festival, Music From Another Room. Very romantic, and while the outcome of the romance is utterly predictable, the bits and pieces are not particularly so. Gretchen is terminally adorable in this one, but while she is on the cover, she gets third billing under Law and Jennifer Tilly (who plays Gretchen's blind sister). Brenda Blethyn plays the girls' crazy mother, and while she has her moments I've seen her do better. Good chick flick.
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