I’ve been watching a number of movies lately. Here’s a little review of what has been keeping my attention.
Let’s start with Diggers starring Paul Rudd. The little movie focuses around four friends that are all clam diggers in New England. It’s the age-old story of fighting to make a living on the waters. The brotherhood of friendship is tested as life pulls the friends in various directions. It was pretty interesting.
No Reservations is next. Featuring Katherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart. Revolving around a restaurant’s kitchen and the battle of two chefs, the movie explores unlocking the heart of someone who hasn’t given up on love a long time ago. Eckhart’s character is unconventional and unpredictable which appeals to the opposite nature of Zeta-Jones’ rigorous scheduled.
Art School Confidential follows the career of an aspiring artist attending art school. He struggles with making his mark in class and only finds resistance for his art from his classmates. He finds a love interest, only to be blocked by a number of roadblocks. The resistance to his art drives him wonky and he makes a number of faulty choices. All the while there is a strangler terrorizing the campus and creating another plotline.
Probably my favorite of the four, The Jane Austen Book Club documents a number of friends bonding through a book club that reads nothing but Jane Austen novels. Of course, Austen’s central theme of love and relationships is carried through the real lives of the readers. Romantic and inspiring, the movie talks about all parts of love: the pursuit, newness, lust, comfortable familiarity, struggle and divorce; emphasizing the fragility of love and relationships of all kinds. I give it two thumbs up.