I think its looking like we’re going to be renting movies much more often than seeing them in the theatre. Its easier and cheaper. A nice trip to the cinema is fun, though, so I’m sure we’ll do it from time to time.
Anyway, over the weekend we watched The Interpreter, starring Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn. It is an action/suspense/thriller that really is a lot of fun. It is not a movie that you can come in and out of, however – it bears watching almost every scene as most things tie together at the end. The story is very well written and is acted very well. I don’t care what you may think of Sean Penn’s outspoken politics – he is a heck of an actor and is really believable in the role of a Secret Service agent trying to unravel a mysterious assassination threat at the United Nations while dealing with loss in his own life.
As far as parental advisory type stuff – there is one scene way less than thirty seconds in length that involves erotic dancing – just close your eyes and it will be done quickly.
Its difficult to talk about the movie much without revealing anything. The plot is somewhat intricate as it involves political upheaval and brutality in an imaginary African nation (which is, sadly, very believable). The movie does a nice job of tying together the various strands of the plot and incorporating some character development and thematic content. Overall it is definitely worth watching.