Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst
Having had a dear friend that recently lost his father, and almost lost his company, this really hit home. And I may not have managed an itinerary modeled after Dunst’s creation, but I was inspired to put together a meaningful care package. Anyone who has lost a parent and been put in charge needs to see this film. Anyone who has met someone and formed a connection in no time, for no evident reason other than the right place and the right time, needs to see this movie. It is romantic without being too sweet, it is bold and daring while still being real. In a word, I related and I loved it!!!!!!!!!
“A History of Violence” – Viggo Mortenson, Maria Bello, William Hurt, Ed Harris
Viggo is yummy, what can I say! While I sort of saw where this was going and it made sense to a point of possible predictability, it still maintained a level of surrealism. Hurt and Harris are both heavy hitters for mere supporting roles and eclipsed Mortenson a bit in those scenes, but then he is always there haunting and taunting. Maria is good, but up against a cast of truly talented gentlemen and actors, even the brightest candle may wane. The son has a promising future. The only challenge was that the casting didn’t allow him to look like his parents, and I always seek that sort of connection. Definitely worth a look.