Steve, if you’re the type who can know you’re being shamelessly manipulated by every facial mannerism, fiddle string, and cliche heartstroke in the cinematic book, and still the freaking tear ducts won’t shut the hell up, like I am, you will cry.
I didn’t think the movie was great, but Sandra’s transformation was solid. And I’m pretty sure I lost a waterdrop or two. Damn ‘em.
Great video of Seth Avett singing “In the Curve”. Dude can play the guitar like nobody’s bidness. Atleast two of you will appreciate it. The rest will appreciate that this comment was not about the Braves.
Bub – I knew that The Blind Side would be cliche and pandering and predictable, etc. But I also figured it would be so over the top charming and fun and heartwarming that I would forgive all of that. I did not find that to be the case. And I barely shed a tear. Which is crazy for me, because I am movie crier. I saw UP last week for the first time and was a mess for a 1/3 of the movie. It literally got to where my kids told me to close my eyes for an upcoming scene because it was going to make my cry. No joke. This is so great not talking about the Braves, by the way.
Steve, I overheard you talking to Bub and I must have my say in the matter (spoken in a British accent). I cant believe you just saw “Up”? I bawled like a baby. I DID shed a tear after The Blind Side during the credits. Looking at the real snapshots was moving and I just love that it took place in the deep south. If you haven’t seen Precious (based on the novel Push by Sapphire) and choose to, make sure you hydrate before hand.
Steve, The Blind Side isn’t a blister on Up’s heel, for certain. Like you, I went into it expecting a glorified ABC Afterschool Special, but it still wasn’t quite enough to get me through without a couple of bored sighs. I felt like the cliche of “if you’ve seen the trailer, you’ve seen the movie” applied for the most part.
The life-with-Ellie montage in Up is one of the most impactful moment in cinema, to me. As wonderful exposition sequences go, I rank it with the pre-opening credits section of Rasing Arizona. Which is to say, highest ranking possible. Most films handle exposition so poorly, I wish they’d just do the Star Wars Information Scroll and get it over with. So I love it when somebody makes it almost the best part of the whole movie.
(The Lord of the Rings Cate Blanchet prologue is another example of doing it right, though I’m not a fanboy of that trilogy.)
This is MUCH better conversation than the team who shall not be named.
Whew…that was close buddy. I think this show’s comments will blow any other’s out of the water. Imagine what it’d be like if we were winning. I hate to bring up baseball but…what do you think our chances are tonight? I can’t watch…got plans.