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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Race Out and Rent

Posted By on March 31, 2009, 9:40 AM

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Sigh. Slumdog Millionaire is out on DVD today. It won an Oscar. A lot of people loved it. If you see only one movie this year that won an Oscar and a lot of people loved, this is the one. And I will now stop beating this dead horse. Maybe.

If, however, you're looking for a little more emotional realism, consider Marley & Me, last year's adaptation of John Grogan's beloved memoir about a big dog with a big heart and more than a few neuroses. It's a pleasantly restrained, generally charming reminder about the unrealistic perfection we seek in our lives -- and it doesn't pretend to be more than it is by including blind orphans and gangland assassinations. But I digress ...

Also worth a gander is the French thriller Tell No One, in which a doctor becomes convinced that his long-dead wife is sending him messages. Now that's the kind of "message movie" I can get behind ...

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