I’m quite sure that I could eat sushi every single day and never get sick of it. When my parents came to visit me in the city yesterday, we decided that there was little better to do on a rainy Saturday than to go and fill our bellies with all we could eat sushi at Tanpopo on Denman before heading to Tinseltown to watch a movie (or two).
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We saw Juno. I have to tell you that it was even more amazing than I thought it was going to be and after having seen the trailer, I was stoked on it. The film is brilliantly written. Every actor nails their performance. Hilarious. Sweet. Honest. Warm. The soundtrack rocks too. This is definitely one that I will buy on dvd and watch again and again. The sharp, witty, and acerbic dialogue seems to really catch true “teen speak”. Ellen Page is going places, people. This 20 year old Canadian girl is absolutely remarkable in an unforgettable performance. I loved this film. And of course I was all teared up at the end. This is a must-see.
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Once our cinematic appetites were whet, we couldn’t stop. Up next, we decided to check out The Savages. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one as I hadn’t seen it advertised. When I saw that it was Philip Seymour Hoffman though, I knew it would be worth seeing. He is one of my favourite actors and I kind of just expect him to be great. I wasn’t disappointed. This film is so true to life. There’s not a false note in this one. Laura Linney is pure perfection in her role as well. The characters can make you laugh and cry, almost at the same time. This is not an easy thing to do and requires outstanding actors, a solid script and sensitive direction, which this film certainly has.