Perhaps one of the reasons I was so excited about this whole “scheduled blog” thing was that I would finally…. FINALLY… watch some of the movies that have been sitting next to my TV forever. Originally, I had planned to have one day a week be all about TV and movies. Alas, I couldn’t bring myself to sign back up for cable and I didn’t want to force sitting in front of a television on myself.
Needless to say, I used my blog as an excuse and made myself sit and watch one movie I was excited about but never made time to sit though. So this week, I bring you….
WOW am I glad I did. This movie is probably one of the best ones I have seen in an extremely long time. Here are a few things I thought was amazing:
*It takes place in Texas and gives you wonderful shots of Austin. You can pick it out if you’ve ever been there. (SoCo gets a few highlights…)
*”Be Your Own Hero.” How can you hate that tagline?!?
*Her mother… reminds me of my grandmother. Not so much with the pageant thing but my grandmother was HUGE on me being a lady in the 1930 – 1950’s sense.
*Drew Barrymore is the director. I found this really surprising. Great job!
*Juliette Lewis. Do I have to say more?
*Where the ending is somewhat predictable, it isn’t in the same respect.
*Landon Pigg plays the boyfriend. He’s REALLY a musician. His music can also be heard on Grey’s Anatomy. Most notably? This past season’s shocking finale. (The song was called “The Way it Ends.”)
Now I want to go teach myself how to roller skate so I can be all super-cool-roller-derby-chick.