Saturday, January 21, 2006

Movies and Such

The other night J wanted to watch a movie so he sent me to the video store after supper. His choice of movies has long been a joke in our household. He will invariably go for the movie of which there is only one on the shelf. I mean, as in one jacket, not just one available. My general rule is that there must be at least 3 jackets on the shelf for me to consider it. That's not always true, granted, but it's a good rule of thumb. And we know pilots must live by good rules of thumb.

Anyway, I guess we're watching too many movies as we had seen most of the available choices. I finally settled on The Constant Gardener. I thought it would be good for some drama and action, plus it is based on a novel by John le Carré who I know J likes.

Unfortunately, it was not the action/drama I was hoping for. It turned out to be a rather deep and probing look at the health crisis in Africa. Having myself lived in a third world country nearby, many of the scenes were familiar to me. J wasn't quite as prepared and didn't really like the movie. It didn't help that Rachel Weisz flaunted a very pregnant body for seemingly half the movie and in the end lost the child at term. On the whole, this was probably not a movie I'd really recommend to anyone.

In other news, I seem to be finally getting over my sinus thing. I have very high hopes of being able to actually lie prone in my bed tonight and sleep without the influence of benadryl. I get to go for my 7DPO progesterone test on Monday. Should really be on Sunday but the place I go is not open then.

1 comment:

Lorem ipsum said...

Thanks for the warning. I know the movie has gotten excellent reviews, but the pregnancy/loss thing would be something I really wouldn't want to see.