Written 12/1/18 at 12:40 pm CST in the year of our lord 2018:
I picked poorly … but not the movie. “Boy Erased” is going to stellar I can already tell from the reviews and friend feedback. I went with the earlier time slot as my way to choose. Next time I will post my #QQ4U the day before.
Bistro has assigned seating now. FYI seat B1 stinks. Figuratively. Once the previews start if there’s an opening, I think I may be brave and move. This is old school digs. My back row seat is not really elevated. They don’t even have stairs once you enter, the theater itself has just a very slight incline.
The renovations which have been going on forever have kicked up a notch to where there is a new temporary entrance. I will be shocked if they ever finish this upgrade. In the interim, popcorn, candy and drinks only. No more “real” as opposed to fake food until the kitchen is back up and running.
Written 12/1/18 at 4:30ish pm CST in the year of our lord 2018:
Since this is based on a true story, I have no criticism. My heart was broken for the main character. I cannot even imagine what he went through because with the exception of one or two scenes (okay maybe three or more), I think this adaption held back. I am going to find the Times piece written by Garrard Conley to get a better idea of what went on.
Brilliant work by the cast (J-Dub’s words).
Cast roll call from IMBD: Lucas Hedges as Jared Eamons (based on Garrard Conley) Nicole Kidman as Nancy Eamons. Russell Crowe as Marshall Eamons. Joel Edgerton as Victor Sykes. Joe Alwyn as Henry. Xavier Dolan as Jon. Troye Sivan as Gary. Cherry Jones as Dr. Muldoon.
I am adding Britton Sear as Cameron. Not to spoil things but in one pivotal scene I think I actually yelled YES!! Push them! as he did the right thing.
Even score one for Flea. He did pretty good for a musician/occasional actor. I did not want to hate the characters played by Joel Edgerton and Russell Crowe because I do not want hate in my heart but so help me I did. Though perhaps the real-life versions of these characters have achieved some semblance of redemption. Humans are flawed but we do not have to stay that way.
Two thumbs up instead of my usual stars. I am feeling feisty. I will close with some snaps. Some of these make me sad 😦