Aquamarine was a Netflix surprise and much better than it had any right to be, especially in terms of the ‘message’ of the ending. It wasn’t good, but there were good -bits-, which so far as I am concerned showed the involvement of Jessica Bendinger.
I recently bought A Home at the End of the World because I found it for cheap used. I stayed up too late last night rewatching it. It’s lovely and complex. Yes, Colin Farrell can act. And Dallas Roberts, as I have said before, should just be in everything. Fantastic.
PS I really hate the headshot thumbnails on the IMDb.
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Have you read A Home at the End of the World? I read the book and it broke my heart. I’m reluctant to see the film because I was so emotionally wrapped up in the book while reading it, I don’t want to encounter any cinematically-derived false notes. If you know what I mean. I already know that Robin Wright Penn isn’t quite what I’d expect for the female lead, though I suspect that Dallas Roberts and even Colin Farrell are pretty much perfect.
I’ve been “meh” on seeing Aquamarine, too, mostly because I love Alice Hoffman’s writing. Though I’ve not read the book, it seems unlikely that any of the magical bits of her prose would convert well to the screen. Our friends’ 3 girls – 13, 11, and 5 – are all in love with the movie, though.
I read it, but my memory of the film is stronger because (in a rare move for me) I saw it first. I seriously waited until the last screening on the last day in hopes that it would come in at the library on time. And then my reading was tied up in trying to hurry through it to finish it before I moved to Spokane. So… I understand what you mean but I am not in a place to be useful 🙂
And I would not seek out Aquamarine if I were you.
Hee! Would Aquamarine make my head explode in feminist rage, or is it something else that makes you think I should avoid it?
Hee! No, actually, there’s a lot of “the boy is cute and all but our friendship is more important” and such happening. It’s just that it’s not overwhelmingly fun cheese either. It’s just okay.
Ah. That’s pretty much what I suspected, which is why I was never going to go out of my way to see it.
When’s your next free night for Zombie Honeymoon? Haven left this morning (*sniffle*), so we don’t have to worry about younger eyes and ears.
I don’t think I have any plans-plans. Friday I want to run errands (Target! Yarn! Camera!) & do some at-home things, but Saturday evening would be good, Monday is good. Tuesday I have Stitch & Pitch, but other than that I think I am pretty free.
Okay. I need to refresh my memory about what Duncan and I have planned over the weekend, but I think we can work something out. I know that he wants to go help his friend pack & move on Friday night, and we’re going to the Microsoft company picnic on Sunday (I probably won’t make it to SnB 😦 ). I have this nagging thought that we have something planned for Sunday, but I’m not coming up with anything. Hrm.
What’s Stitch & Pitch?
^ I mean I have a nagging feeling that we’ve something planned for Saturday.
Knitting night at the Mariner’s. Hee.
Oohhh, of course. Have fun!
And! I just looked something up on IMDb and found the thumbnail headshots that you were referring to. They’re AWFUL.
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