Saturday, August 9, 2008


I love to watch movies, preferably good ones. Today I watched three. One not so good, the other two, pure gems. We went with friends to see Mama Mia. Ugh, it was a long couple hours. I have to say I am a bit prejudice, having seen Muriel's Wedding so long ago. So much better, and had a real story to go with all that Abba music.

So, as I was still in the movie mood, I spilt the evening up by watching two small films. Each not much more than 90 mins. The first was Bikur Ha-Tizmoret (The Band's Visit). It's an Israeli movie about a small Egyptian police band which travels to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town. Nothing big happens, just life... slow and sweet. I felt refreshed.

Then I moved on to Elling. A Norwegian film about two mental challenged roommates who move out on their own into and Oslo apartment. Again, nothing big happens, no action shots, no explosions, and not one dance segment. You just felt good and alive after watching it.

All in all, I don't mind wading through the not so great films, so once and a while, I can find ones like these.


Mama Peep said...

You have a new look!?! I like it!!! Some friends tried to drag me to Mama Mia. I would not be convinced. Afterwards they confirmed I was the smart one to have stayed home. Today S and I went to see Traveling Pants. We both enjoyed it and it was fun to have girl time with her. :-)

PS: We are back on Netflix! We can recommend things to each other again. :-))

Kat said...

Oh, see, and I loved Mama Mia. We love Abba music. And I even took the girls with me to see the stage version. It was absolutley drivel. But I just grinned the entire way through it. It was a fun 2 hours.

Oh...isn't Muriel's Wedding the best?!