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Movie Details

Title:   The Savages
Director:   Tamara Jenkins
Year:   2007
Genre:   Drama
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   10.17.07

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
10.17.07ParamountThis Screening is part of event: Austin Film Festival 2007
This... was a bad time for me to see this movie. A drama with comedic moments about the mortality of one's parents was pretty much the last kind of movie I wanted to see tonight. So I found it pretty fucking depressing. Good turns by Laura Linney and Phil Hoffman and it was... not fun but familiar to visit dreary-ass upstate NY again so I think it was a good movie... quite a downer for me though.

Afterward I tried to see Darjeeling Express before Weird Wednesday and the line was so long I gave up and went home instead. Video games and South Park never let me down.

So tomorrow is the last night. Looking at my schedule, I won't be able to see both films due to scheduling. You'd think with only two slots a night they'd put a little more thought in the schedule to let film fans see more of the films that they want to see. It's funny how there's almost no problem seeing 5 or 6 movies a day during SXSW but one can't see 2 movies a night at AFF. It's just another sign (along with poor projection, lacking venues, and frequent lateness) saying that the movies are secondary to the conference in this festival, which I believe keeps its reputation as the "lesser" festival in town intact.
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