Sunday, October 12, 2008

Movies

Last night, I was in the mood for a light-hearted, fun-type movie. Instead, Netflix provided me with the following:

1. Rails and Ties -- When a mother commits suicide by parking her car on the train tracks ...
2. Reservation Road -- The lives of Ethan and his wife are thrown into chaos after their 10-year-old son is killed in a hit-and-run accident ...
3. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days -- In the last days of communism in Romania, a young college student wants to end her unplanned pregnancy ...

Seriously. Nothing light or fun there.


I chose #1 and it ended up being one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. Reminded me of Kramer v. Kramer. The kid's a dead ringer for that little blonde boy and Kevin Bacon and Marcia Gay Harden are awesome. It's also Alison Eastwood's directorial debut.

3 comments:

linda said...

4 Months...is a great film. It's worth the gloom.

Mom said...

Talk about a little depressing! Whatever became of the movies like "Singin' in the Rain" or "Sound of Music?"

David K. and Ann C. said...

Did we see the same movie? Don't mean to be a downer, but we caught Rails & Ties when it came out and we thought it was one of the worst movies we've ever seen -- an overblown Lifetime movie. We thought the kid was an especially terrible actor. Two thumbs down.