A Couple of Good Films

We also saw a couple of pretty darn good movies in the last few days. The first, Lars and the Real Girl, a very quirky and sweet little movie written by Nancy Oliver and starring Ryan Gosling. I won’t try to explain it here other than to say that the movie has an almost fable-esque quality to it. So, check out the link and then check out the movie. It sounds strange, but it’s really very very sweet. We liked it a lot. The second, August Rush, didn’t get very good reviews, but we liked it none the less. It also felt a little bit like a fable, and though very improbable, it was totally enjoyable. This is the kind of movie where you have to suspend what you believe might actually be possible and just go on the ride. It’s, yes, another sweet movie. No action sequences, and many moments where you might say to yourself, uh huh, sure, that wouldn’t happen, but warm and fuzzy by the end. It makes you feel like anything is possible and that the world is a good place. Not a bad way to spend two hours.