Posts Tagged ‘Kate Winslet’

Ok.. this is an old one. 2003, I think. I remember seeing it when it first came out and remembered really liking it but when I saw it listed On Demand, I couldn’t really remember what it was about.


If you haven’t already seen it.. do so.. NOW.

Especially if you have an active brain and like being intellectually stimulated.

In fact, it was SO good, that I even forgot all about Kate Winslet’s abnormally large, dark, certainly non-English aereolae.

Kevin Spacey plays one of those cocky college professors that received both career status and alcoholism early. Laura Linney :: who is really so under-rated as an actress :: plays his dowdy collegue. Both are anti death penalty which yknow.. in TEXAS .. is almost like publically stating that you hate football.. so when Laura Linney’s character turns up raped and murdered, Kevin Spacey is tried.. found guilty.. and is about to be executed.

How’s that for irony.

Anyway.. Kate Winslet plays a reporter who Kevin Spacey grants his first.. and last .. interview.

This is the kind of movie that you have to watch until the very end. And if you think you have it all figured out.. well.. guess what? You don’t.

Have fun with this one kids… both my thumbs are up.

.. so this is the kind of movie that SO isn’t a “family” film. In fact, I’m kinda glad that I watched it by myself because there were plenty of WTF! and WHA??? moments even for an Indie flick.

It’s hella long (over 2 hours) and even though the central story is about Kate Winslet :: a personal fave :: and the hottie known as Patrick Wilson as parents involved in their own empty marriages who wind up hooking up.. there are SO many under current story lines.

Like the sex offender who moves back in with his mother only to be harassed by an ex-cop who was thrown off the force for accidentally killing a 13 year old.

Apparently, everyone in this quiet little Connecticut town has a dirty little secret .. which contributes to the WTF!! moments. Let’s just say there’s a lot of shock n’ awe. Even for me.

I’m not going to say I absolutely LOVED it .. I mean, it was good and I would recommend watching it.. if you were in the time and space to do so. It’s definitely NOT a light movie.

Here are just some random, personal thoughts though:

Jennifer Connelly, as Patrick Wilson’s bread-winning, testicle stealing wife looks as hot as ever FROM THE NECK DOWN. Girlfriend got some serious aging going on in the face.

Kate Winslet has some of the biggest, darkest areolae I’ve seen in my life! And she’s ENGLISH!! Sorry to generalize but I wouldn’t think that an English woman’s areolae would be THAT big and THAT dark!

The Sex Offender was played by Jackie Earle Haley. Jackie Earle Haley being MY VERY FIRST CRUSH back when he played in the Bad News Bears EONS ago. I had NO idea it was him until the credits rolled and if I wasn’t feeling so weak from pig virus, I would have high tailed my ass to the bathroom and vomited. That’s how grossed out I was.

It’s currently on Cinemax On Demand so if you have the opportunity, give it a go and let me know what you think…