It was Grant's birthday on Monday
so I made him a card using one
of his old 1960's school photos
(scanned and copy used).
Anyway, I dressed him up ready for
a party and made sure that he was
wearing his rose tinted glasses
(he is always Mr Glass-Half-Full rather
than Mr Glass-Half-Empty!).
We enjoyed a coffee and chat in Costas,
some pub grub for lunch
and then we went to the cinema to see
We had mixed feelings about this film.
On the one hand, it was really interesting because
it was based on the true story from WWII,
when a group of soldiers was tasked
with locating and, where possible,
returning artworks stolen by the Nazis.
I had never heard about this happening.
However, we both felt that it was overly
George Clooney'd. Now don't get me wrong,
me and George go back a long way and he is
really rather lovely to look at BUT he is always
George Clooney, if you know what I mean?!
I really felt that the story deserved more gravitas;
it was trivialised, the characters became caricatures
and I was not really 'moved' by it, even when I
really should have been.
Having said that, deserving special mention
is Cate Blanchett,
who was outstanding and very believable,
and Matt Damon,
who I think is consistently exceptional.
I am being generous when I give this film a
on the Joanna scale -
but I enjoyed it despite its faults.
I kinda feel that in different hands this story
could have been told in a much better way.
Even if it meant no George to look at ;)