We watched Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison which is a 1957 war/romance film. Robert Mitchum plays a Marine who is shipwrecked on an island that Deborah Kerr, a nun, has also found herself alone. This movie was kind of blah to me. I think it was over-acted. Especially on Kerr’s part. It’s a love story in the unlikeliest of circumstances.
Nomination: Deborah Kerr for Best Actress (did not win)
I’m going to go ahead and blog about a few movies we’ve seen in this one post.
Next we watched You Can Count On Me which is a 2000 indie film that (I think) won Cannes that year. Don’t quote me on that. It is the story of an estranged pair of siblings who both struggle with their own demons, to sound overly cliche. It stars Laura Linney, Matthew Broderick, Mark Ruffalo, and debuts Rory Culkin (who was splendid.) Jonathan really liked the film, I didn’t think it was pretty enough to be so slow to develop. But I guess that’s indie film for ya.
Nomination: Laura Linney for Best Actress (did not win)
LAST NIGHT, we went to the movies! And saw Iron Man II. I’m not going to talk too much about it but I will say that it was just ok. I might feel that way because the first one was so good and I was expecting a lot. Mickey Rourke was amazing, as usual. I was very underwhelmed with the big final fight between Rourke, Don Cheadle and RDJr. It was like fight fight fight for a few seconds and then BAM Don and RDJr just figure it out and then done. It was all over. Weird. Scarlett Johannson was super hot.
UP NEXT: The Way We Were (1973). Love me some Babs.