Chocolat and a Bubble
After finishing one of my favourite Firefly eps, Out of Gas, I flicked over and started to watch Bubble Boy on TV. I didn't realise that it starred Jake Gyllenhaal a fav actor of mine. So I stuck with it and ended up laughing my way through the whole film. An insane comedy where unlikely incidents happen right when they need to.
Jimmy, the boy in the bubble, has no 'immunity' to germs, hence the bubble. I missed the first 10 minutes or so, so I don't know the total reasoning, but I didn't find it necessary. Watching Jake try to run with the bubble was funny every time. I found the 'freaks' rather entertaining rather than weirdos. Who could look at Matthew McGrory the same way again after Big Fish. Verne Troyer is excellent as Mr Phreak. I noticed he's not worked since the last Austin Powers film, sad indeed.
A solid comedy with good a good script and solid cast I will add it to my 'will buy' list.
I spent earlier (or later, because it was afternoon) watching a great film about life and chocolate. Of course, I am speaking of Chocolat.
I really can't say enough good things about this film. Solid story that has a sense of whimsy but firmly rooted in life. Visually stunning; I dare anyone not to be able to smell the chocolate in the preparation scenes. The village looks like it's taken straight from a picture book. The score is a CD I have decided I want. A similar type of thing to the Amelie score.
You would have to be a cold hearted cynic to not at least appreciate the spirit of this film. I want to watch it again now.