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Whoa
I only rented The Cake Eaters to make caps of KStew not being Bella, but I really liked that film. It's rare that I rent a non horror/suspense flick these days (IDEK. It's just a very long phase.) but I'm glad I saw this one. And I must either own or re-create the soundtrack.

The men in it remind me so much of my grandfather and uncles, not in specific personality but in the setting and language. Sitting at a farmhouse breakfast table drinking re-heated coffee and making deep discussions of whether they're going to switch from All-Bran to Shredded Wheat. (Which actually was my grandpa's cereal of choice.) Bruce Dern's character is... frankly sort of how I wish my grandfather had been, but yeah. Boys being family. And the next person I see bitching about Kristen Stewart's lack of acting skills can bite me, because g'damn does she rock this part, where she plays a girl with a debilitating nervous disorder who manages to get out and have a life in spite of overprotective parents, physical challenges, and the acceptance that it might be a pretty short one.

*is pleased*

And also testing the crossposting from Dreamwidth, but not re-directing comments, because I just don't care. *stays frustratingly apolitical*
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wesleysgirl

2009-04-26 12:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Speaking of horror/suspense movies, have you seen Quarantine? We saw it last night and it was surprisingly good.

mpoetess

2009-04-27 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

I have! I liked it, though like all zombie-genre movies the bleakness made me :-(

See how I stop watching them? Right.

valarltd

2009-04-26 01:04 am (UTC) (Link)

The Cake Eaters was excellent. I was pleasantly surprised at how well Ms. Stewart carried the movie.

mpoetess

2009-04-27 06:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

I thought she was okay in The Messengers but it was the first time I'd ever seen her, so I had nothing to judge by. And I refuse to see Twilight (...until I stop refusing) so the only other thing I've seen her in is In the Land of Women which ... didn't exactly give her much to work with.