Monday, November 26, 2007

Martha Mostly Meets the Cindarella Man

Two movies I watched recently:

"Mostly Martha" - This is a German film about an anal retentive, workaholic chef whose life is interrupted when her sister is killed in a car accident and she takes in her niece and a new cook is hired at the restaurant. There is a G-rated sex scene - at least, I think it culminated in sex - where the foreplay involved a blindfold and a bowl of soup. And it has a happy ending.

"Cinderella Man" - Yes, Russell Crowe and Renee Zellweger in a "feel good" movie - if you like boxing. If you don't like boxing, you may not enjoy this flick. Oh, and Paul Giamatti, whom I almost did not recognize without his "Sideways" beard. I happen to like watching boxing, so I found the movie engrossing. Also, the ethical characters were refreshing. But when Max Baer came on the scene, I kept thinking about his son, Max Baer, Jr, who played Jethro on "The Beverly Hillbillies." This flick also had a happy ending.