"...dramedy that speaks eloquent volumes about the fragility -- and resilience -- of the human condition."
"...girl-powered buddy flick."
Yeah, it was an eccentric sort of day. The first movie I watched (the second quoted above) was Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous. I actually liked the first Miss Congeniality. It was stupid, but original and fun. This one was pretty much just stupid. And William Shatner was in it.
The second movie was Life as a House. Here's the rest of the description. I think it's worth repeating for anyone who isn't familiar with the story line:
Faced with a diagnosis of terminal cancer, George (Kevin Kline) decides to construct a beautiful new house on his land overlooking the Pacific ocean, while at the same time trying to connect with his estranged son (Hayden Christensen).
This movie was really really good. And it was hard to watch. I think that's because most of the characters seemed real. On the down side, I cried so hard watching it that I was nauseous for hours afterward. It's one of those movies like Life is Beautiful and Shakespeare in Love - the ones I own because sometimes I need a good cry and it's easier to cry over a beautiful, sad movie than to cry over other things. I think I'll buy it some day. JJJJj out of JJJJJ