June 10, 2013

Cloud Atlas and Hot in Cleveland

Tonight, we finally got around to watching the movie Cloud Atlas. Three hours of characters playing men, women, old and young, and even white people facially made up to look like Asians. Who, by the way I might add, did not look Asian but instead looked like they were born with some missing chromosome. It took pretty much 2.5 of the 3 hours before I started to get anything. I kept saying to my husband, "Do you understand this movie? Why am I not understanding this?" 

It may be that there were several worlds and time periods involved: 1849 slavery, 1936 love affair between a male composer and his "buddy" (a good looking buddy I might add), 1973 a journalist trying to uncover a story, 2144 futuristic Korea with mass produced women who serve fast-food and don't think (don't ask) and finally, 2321 (and this is the craziest one!) in a post-apocalyptic world where they speak some kind of made up language all mixed together, for example, truth is pronounced "true, true." Yes, two words together like, "You speak true, true?" I kept asking my husband, "What did he say?" I mean really, what the ?

Anyway, despite its craziness, I am glad I watched the movie. I really understood the meaning at the end. My husband, his answer is, "not sure." I think it depends if you are looking for some kind of answers in your life and even then, you have to stay awake for 2.5 hours of confusion until you get to the understanding part, which is probably the last ten minutes.

I will suggest one show that I love!!!! Even my husband and 7 year-old daughter love it when I let her watch some of the program. It's called, Hot in Cleveland on TV Land. It's hilarious! It stars Betty White, Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli and Wendie Malick. A star cast with women who have starred on other famous sitcoms such as The Golden Girls, Frazier, One Day at a Time, and Just Shoot Me! You have to see it. It's a great show!