February 25, 2013


Last night, as the Oscars were going on, JD and I snuggled up on the couch with a chocolate mousse cup and some cookies and finally watched Argo. We've been meaning to for such a long time now. For one reason or another we never got around to seeing it when it was in theaters and since it was about to win an Academy Award for best picture, we thought that last night was as good a time as any to finally see it. Incidentally, it wrapped up just in time for us to catch the final three awards of the night. 
I had heard a lot about this film. Everyone who's seen it has loved it, said how well done it was, that I absolutely needed to see it. With such talk, my expectations were high. After seeing it, I was not disappointed, but I did think that there would be a little more action in the film than that very dramatic final stretch on the runway. As we watched, I couldn't help but ask "but what do they think they're going to do? Stop the plane as it takes off?" They weren't about to shoot the plane out of the air... well, I guess you never know. But really, it was very Hollywood.

 If you've heard anything about the story, you know the ending, there isn't much to guess at. All ends well, and the true story is covered up until a much later date. We liked it. One of the parts I liked best was the follow up to the story as the credits rolled. I thought it was interesting to see the real pictures of the real people involved, and the actual events vs. the film. They did an excellent job matching actors and scenes. It was impressive. 

Anna Karenina is next on my list. My goodness, those dresses. 

Did you see Argo? What did you think? 

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