Saturday, January 20, 2007
At very long last I've finally seen Little Miss Sunshine and LOVED IT!! I had really meant to see it in the cinema but somehow regretfully missed it. While I've been waiting for it to come out on dvd 'in my country' it's been heartily recommended to me by lots of friends (Santosh, Ruthie and Beth) who know their movies and I have to say it didn't disappoint. What a funny and lovely movie! Great acting, great story and great characters - it's visually pleasing and has a really good soundtrack which features the very cool Sufjan Stevens (who of course is a friend of our very own woman about town Sara C! How are you by the way Ms Domestic Goddess?! Haven't had the pleasure of your comments recently - come back!!) I don't really get too into the Oscars but I hope this film gets lots of nominations when they're announced on Tuesday.
Speaking of things that make me smile, can I put in another shout out for Ugly Betty?! We're only three episodes in here in the UK and I'm here to proclaim that it's my Friday night highlight - it's great to have something creative, clever and funny on tv - all the more so these days when the rest of the airwaves are sickeningly and boringly consumed by the lowest of the low Celebrity Big Brother (according to PR master Max Clifford ding dong Jade's career's dead! Picture me doing a happy dance.)
Since Ugly Betty seems to have so many cross-overs with The Devil Wears Prada (I don't fault it for this because I liked that movie too) I was interested to learn from Wikipedia that the series is based on a long running popular Colombian soap called Jo soy Betty, la fea (I am Betty, the Ugly) and is produced by Salma Hayek who appears in the American version.
Well, those are my entertainment thoughts for you tonight. Hope all of you out there are having a good weekend and do make sure it includes some little 'good to yourself' indulgences be it a movie, a funny tv show, a walk in the snow, some flowers (hooray - tulips are in season again!!) or some good-ish wine! After all, who couldn't use a little sunshine in January? :)