|Director:||Richard E. Grant|
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|03.15.06||Regal Arbor||This Screening is part of event: South by Southwest 2006|
So after getting all riled up over the Beasties, I ended my night by driving up to the Arbor for this. Directed by Richard E. Grant (he was Withnail), it's what seemed to me an extremely autobiographical movie about a kid growing up in Swaziland, South Africa. It's kind of your typical kid's perspective "i hate that my parents are divorced" type movie and it's not really flashy or special in any one clear way, but I have to say it was a quality film and I liked it. How do I know it's quality even though there's nothing I can really point to in particular (aside from the acting... Gabriel Byrne, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson, and the main kid all give really great performances)? It made me tear up at the end... and it made me tear up even though despite knowing full well that if i heard a description of the ending of the film I would think it's completely cliched cheese. So there you go... it's just a solid movie done well.
It's a little weird not going to a midnight movie tonight. Last night I thought there needed to be more midnight movies playing but after thinking about it for a while, I realized that there were 8 different things to see on the 9 nights of the fest... that's not bad. Still though, I got home tonight at like 11:30. That's just weird.