Movie Night - last night…
- It was really cool watching Julia in a more serious role. She was funny, of course, but also sad and tortured and complex - and it was interesting watching the familiar character she always plays come out in little pieces here and there.
- The story lines about the different kids getting ready to leave for college and how the characters are coping with it were pretty heartbreaking. Julia in particular really portrayed what it must be like to have to deal with this. All the worry and emptiness and sense of loss. I’m personally not looking forward to it.
- James Gandolfini’s charm kept bursting out of his character’s sadness. His charm and confidence was what we liked the most about Tony Soprano and there was a little of it here. His character was overweight and there was a lot made of this in the plot. He was bigger and older and out of shape looking. It was ironic considering he died shortly after this movie was made of a heart attack. Was he like this just for the movie or was he like this also in real life? It was hard not to think about while watching.
- James and Julia had a lot of chemistry that was fun to watch. The plot had a twist in it that could’ve easily sent the movie off it’s rails, but it quietly handled the twist in a realistic way and ended the movie in the right tone.