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True Grit

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Today was a shockingly lousy day – dark with lashing rain. This morning I worked like a trooper trying to get through the laundry and clean the house ready for the start of the new and beautiful regime tomorrow. I can’t remember having looked forward to a Monday so much for ages and I’ve cleared the decks ready to run, write and create….

This afternoon we ventured out in the deluge and took the train to Zürich to the cinema to watch True Grit. I have to say in advance, that this is not my type of film at all, but I was inspired by Susan’s comments on her blog a few weeks ago – and thought, well, if Susan likes it, then I guess I might too. So I dragged off the two men in my life, neither of whom was wildly excited to go, and we went to see it.

The verdict? It’s a very good film. There were a couple of parts where child no.3 and I couldn’t look (especially the bit at the end with the snakes), but otherwise I think it’s fair to say that we all enjoyed ourselves immensely. Jeff Bridges is brilliant as the Marshall. Will he win the Oscar?, probably not, but he’ll run the delicious Colin a close second. Young Hailee Steinfeld was just amazing – so young and with such a presence on the screen. I think she should be well-miffed at not having her name up on the poster (and Josh Brolin should politely ask to have his removed). Matt Damon was almost unrecognizable as a Texas ranger, but as good as always. He’s turning out to be one versatile actor!

So now I’m ready for an early night and tomorrow is the first day of the rest of my life. I’m making some changes and I can’t wait to see how things turn out!

Helen

2 Responses to “True Grit”

  1. Julie Says:

    I had similar thoughts about True Grit, Helen! I knew my husband would enjoy it and thought I would not at all. But two good friends said it was excellent so we went, and truly enjoyed it. I loved how throughout the entire movie no one used contractions. It sort of kept the viewer on his/her toes, paying attention to every little thing that was said. Wonderful performances by everyone too. The only thing missing for me was the experience of being able to take a train to Zurich to see it at the cinema. We just hopped in our car and drove a few miles along the shores of Lake Superior to the downtown theater-plex. Very devoid of European excitement. 🙂

    As I’ve caught up on your blog now, it occurs to me that you are one of the most productive people ever. It’s fun to read about – I enjoy your photos and your writing. Have a good week Helen….

  2. Susan @ Blackberry Creek Says:

    When the guy chopped off the other guy’s fingers, I almost barfed. And the snakes freaked me out too. I’m glad you enjoyed the movies, especially since you have to brave the elements to get there. I was so disappointed that Jeff didn’t win the oscar for his Rooster. I thought he was amazing.