January 31, 2005

P.S.

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This small, under-the-radar film finally showed up at our repertory theater last week (I wouldn't doubt it if it was already available on DVD). Billed as a star turn for Laura Linney, the film was somewhat uneven – good in parts, bizarre in others, and slow throughout. Still superior to mainstream glup, but disappointing considering the cast involved (Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, Paul Rudd – all woefully underused – and current it-boy Topher Grace, stronger here than in
In Good Company). Built on a paper-thin premise with a smattering of plot points bordering on the unbelievable, P.S. might as well stand for plain and simple. Nothing spectacular, but no harm done.

Side notes: Kerry spotted 2004 Governor General Award-winning author Miriam Toews in the theater.

Theater idiots: None.

P.S.: A vanload of coworkers and I – and Kerry – are leaving Winnipeg Wednesday night for a there-and-back road trip to New Orleans to witness the spectacle that is Mardi Gras. Five days, 3000 miles, non-stop. Yeah, I know. We're wacked out of our gourds. But wish us luck!

Pics and sketches when I get back. I promise.

3 comments:

shannon said...

i wanna GO!

Allan L. said...

Geez...I just noticed the P.S. part. I hope you and Kerry are havin' a good time out there!

jon said...

We are trying to find good yahoo movie to take the kids this weekend. Good yahoo movie reviews are hard to find

I just stumbled onto your blog while looking. Seems to happen to me a lot since I am a knowledge mooch LOL

Thanks