Friday, August 18, 2006

Rain, rain, go away

The weather has decided to dispense with sunshine altogether today, and instead it's just pissing down with rain, with a side order of dense fog. Two years ago in Edinburgh I set a world speed record for losing an umbrella (40 minutes from purchase to loss), this year I feel the need to own one for a little longer.

But, at last, a film last night where at the end you can turn to your companion and say "that was fantastic!" - "Sherrybaby", (written and directed by Laurie Collyer) featuring a tour de force performance by Maggie Gyllenhaal as an ex-addict released from prison and desperately trying to make a go of life on the outside, while establishing a relationship with her small daughter. It was pitch perfect in terms of atmosphere, and really captured the heart-rending situation of Sherry, Maggie Gyllenhaal's character, who was endearing and exasperating in equal measure. She's a character who despite her flaws, you end up rooting for totally, or at least I did. This film is great, easily the best I've seen this week. I absolutely loved it.

That's it for today - very quick update because there's a queue here, and I'm going to a networking thingy run by the Script Factory in a minute, with the rather cute bloke from the course. Two films to see tonight - better report tomorrow, hopefully.


Blogger Mollywags said...

No comments on this entry after two days so this message is just to let you know that at least some of us are still alive.
This film sounds good. Hope it gets wide release.
Enjoy the week with Anna.
Love from us

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