Saturday, January 26, 2008
Today was my last Sundance day for this year; I got up a little after 6 this morning to get ready and wait in line for a movie, "Goliath". It was a documentary style drama where this guy is looking for his missing cat, you guessed it Goliath, and is also going through a divorce with his wife. I will not go to much further in the movie; if you want to know more ask me and I'll give you the synopsis. I didn't like it, it was very weird, awkward, and can't believe it even made it to Sundance.
The second movie I saw today was a movie entitled "August" which starred Josh Hartnett and a handful of other well known actors and actresses. This was the best looking movie I saw this year; it must've had a large budget because it looked amazing. The story was decent, but nothing spectacular. I would say from all of the movies I watched, this would be my second favorite overall, but number one in the drama department. Also with this one if you want to know more about it I'll tell you.
The third movie I saw today was "Young at Heart". Basically it was a group of elderly people, average age of 80ish, who get together and tour the nation and to other countries singing songs ranging from Coldplay "Fix You" to SonicYouth to The Ramones to The Beatles to James Brown to everyone. It was hilarious as well as really sad. This was my favorite movie that I saw at Sundance this year; it was a documentary but it told a great story that captured my heart. It really moved me in a way that no other film here did. I can tell you more, but I know this one was already picked up by Fox Searchlight; they picked up "Little Miss Sunshine" and other movies. So that's kinda cool.