BTW: Check up the new post at Caught Within Frame. My friend Birna lives in Iceland and is sharing photos from her hiking around in the wilds there.
I ended up watching 2 movies last night while snuggled deep inside the bed/comforter to stay warm in my basement room. The first?
The Other Son was a very good film and very moving. It must have been so shocking to the boys and the families to have found out they were switched at birth by mistake. To add to it, one family was Jewish with a father who was a commander in the military and the other a Palestinian family living in the West Bank. It is most definitely worth a watch and will make the viewer do a lot of thinking and feeling for the boys.
The other film was:
I was split on my feelings about On The Road. I wasn't sure if I liked it or not...it was watchable but felt like it was overly long at times. I found all the male characters to be assholes. It fit the time period (post WW2 in the US) well with the beatnik generation starting to rear it's head in NYC. It just seemed...a bit odd. I wanted to slap the crap out of Sal because his hero worship of the huge asshole Dean really made me angry. I understood he was in a place in life that really had him looking for adventure but his blind hero worship of Dean was disgusting to watch. It made me curious about the book that the film was based from which I tried to read once when I was 23 and couldn't get into. I may give it another try now I am older.
Tonight I have a movie and a series to watch on DVD from the library. So more under the comforter watching of movies will happen.