I saw an advance screening of new movie It’s Complicated – starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. The film opens Christmas Day and I must say its very charming. I think even though it appears to be about “older, middle-age” love…it’s still the same love issues. The ex that you can’t quite let go of and still sort of wonder what if? Then the newcomer who you like, but aren’t quite sure if you’re ready to move on and not look back, then the ex comes back and confuses you more… Certainly many situations I was easily able to relate to when it comes to dating! There is one scene which I really enjoyed…let’s just say Croissant making! Hmmm…maybe that’s because I love eating croissants! lol
Doubt is a new movie based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play Doubt: A Parable, both directed by John Patrick Shanley. It’s a very intense drama that explores the subject of abuse in the Catholic Church. When I went to the screening, it was almost like sitting through mass! I really enjoyed it. The film had my full attention and just when you think you have it figured out, a little doubt might creep in on ya! After I left, it took a minute for me to snap out of it… The acting was great, and the film’s been nominated for 5 Golden Globe Awards! I was a bit apprehensive about interviewing Meryl Streep, but she’s a seasoned pro and very sweet! I couldn’t help but to reminisce about my school days at St. Patrick’s in San Jose, and yes Mom, I was listening when you told me stories about the nuns ripping your skirt hem when it was too short…I even told Meryl!