Friday, April 1, 2011

1999-American Beauty

It's Friday.  My son is at his dad's.  You know what that means, dearest reader.


Here's what Netflix has to say:

"While struggling to endure his perfection-obsessed wife (Annette Bening), an unfulfilling job and a sullen teenage daughter (Thora Birch), suburbanite Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) falls deep into a midlife crisis and becomes infatuated with one of his daughter's friends (Mena Suvari).  Director Sam Mendes dazzles with this arresting blend of social satire and domestic tragedy tha scooped up five Oscars, including acting honors for Spacey.

All I can say is, well, FINALLY.  FINALLY a good movie!  FINALLY!

How can you not love Annette Bening?  She is funny, funny, funny.  Annette plays "emotionally repressed control-freak real estate agent" to perfection.  I can say this because I am personally acquainted with no less than 8 people who fit this description to a T.  And Kevin Spacey?  Get outta town. 

At the risk of disappointing you on a level which you haven't experienced since Geraldo opened Capone's vault, I'm not going to go into detail on this one.  Why?  Because if you haven't seen it, YOU NEED TO!  And I want you to enjoy it, so I'm not going give away the ending.

On a personal note, I'm taking next week off.  It's spring break, and I really have no serious plans.  I'm doing some stuff in the yard, taking care of some divorce business, getting a new driver's license with my new (actually my old) name on it.  On Wednesday, I'm engaging in some career development, real Tony Robbins stuff.  You'll be impressed (or disappointed, depending on how it goes).  I guess you can say I'm taking a staycation.

But what am I looking forward to this month?  Oh, please do ask.  On Easter, I'm going down to my cousin Queenie's for the day.  A good time will be had by all and the witticisms will run rampant.

1 comment:

  1. The Queen smiles wide. I cannot wait to see you guys!!!


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