Originally at the beginning of this post, I was going to slap a cute photo of me in one of my fave shirts, (inspiration or plain ol' copying off of Amorous Rocker @ http://amorouschick.blogspot.com) but stupid interweb connection was being a dummyhead.
Anyways, through some strange coincidence I ended up watching 2 Kate Winslett movies on Monday and Tuesday last week. She is hands down my favourite 50 kinds of awesome actor. AND that's say alot as I've never even seen Titantic. The boat sinks, end of story. If you want the real Kate and not the Hollywood version, rent Heavenly Creatures. Insanely provocative and beautiful wild imagery.
Lets start w/ the meh. I watched "Revolutionary Road" 1st. This film was directed by Kate's husband Sam Mendes, of "American Beauty" fame (not to be confused w/ "American Booty"!), so I knew to expect bleak and lots of juxtapositions. The acting was intense and fantastic. Loved the sets and costume design, Kate looks awesome in pedal pushers. But the story itself left me feeling cold and wanting to pull a Sylvia Plath. Plot: the summer that a young couple in the 1950's decides it's time to re-evaluate their values and examine their crumbling marriage. It was unfulfilling. My disappointed ass is going to read the book. Perhaps I might feel better about the whole deal.
And now for the wow. "The Reader". I don't even have the words to describe my viewing experience. Plus I could get lost in Ralph Fiennes eyes forever. This movie hit me like a anvil! Plot: Ralph Fiennes reflects back on his affair as an 15 y/o boy w/ 30 something Kate in post WWII Germany. I watched Wednesday night w/ SexyBeast, he's a fan of Nazi history. And Kate Winslett's ass is soooooooo hot! I just wanted to give it a good long squeeze. I was completely captivated.
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