Tuvia needed to get out yesterday and even though I didn’t, I pushed myself off the couch, gabbed my jacket and made sure the note to the UPS man was clearly posted on our door so he would leave my new iPad for me.
There was total silence in the car as we drove to Tenafly, making amazing time with few cars in our way at 3:15 . I was feeling horrible, wondering how I could possibly stay awake for Being Flynn. It was actually my selection and Tuvia bought in as he usually does and then just as the movie’s about to start he typically gets cold feet and inquires as to how I heard about the film. It’s too late NOW..just go with it!
It was a dreay day, I was feeling dreary and the movie was dreay. A young guy writes poetry, following in the footsteps of the wayward father he hasn’t seen in 18 years and suddenly he resurfaces in his son’s life.
It’s a movie that will probably disappear soon and there was moment when both of us had to fight the urge to give up and leave, but it was worth the fight to stay with it, because as we were fighting our urge to leave the characters were fighting for their lives and things started turning around for all of us :).
The love of a mother(Julianne Moore), the power of writing, a look into the world of the homeless and a son coming to terms with his life.
With the help of a Diet Dr. Pepper and the anticipation of a new Apple toy, I stayed awake and came back to life on the trip home to engage with Tuvia in a stimulating movie chat :).
Thumbs way up….and today on St. Patrick’ s Day, I get to celebrate my dad’s 91st birthday!
Have a great day!