Friday, March 4, 2011

Cinema Betty

A Dream Came True has a whole lotta Shakespeare.  So happens that so does:
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

I was probably just barely old enough to have my driver's license in high school when I dragged my non-literary friend into the wilds of Eugene to park my 15-passenger van outside a movie house on the edge of the University of Oregon called the Bijou, where the seats were hard and scary, the prices low and the movies arty. 
Sure, it opens with unnecessary nudity.  Sure, Keanu Reeves is working his tail off to keep up with the serious actors (but he's so nice to look at and I don't think Denzel's acting in this was any better).  Sure, Kenneth and Emma are no longer keeping company. 
I loved every second of it.

At the End of the Day has a couple of older protagonists which is nice because, as my mother would say (and has said), 'It never dies.' Betty Debbie recommended:
Sabah (2005)

The plot sounds a little like ( which you should also see) My Big, Fat Greek Wedding (aging single gal, hemmed in by tradition and family, finds love with someone decidedly outside the acceptable mold) but with Syrians. Betty Debbie also warns that they do visit Brighton, but discretely, and that it is a gentle and sweet little love story.