November 23rd, 2006

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Thanksgiving

I'm out at my parents' place in Phoenix. We made a ridiculous amount of food (including three pies, with only six people here -- apparently my brother and his wife went up to my sister's farm in northern AZ, rather than coming here). I guess I'll be eating leftovers the next few days.

After dinner we went to see Stranger than Fiction, which is possibly the best work of American magical-realist cinema... well, ever. Certainly nothing is springing to mind as a competitor. O Brother, Where Art Thou? was pretty good, but not in the same league. By turns funny, romantic, philosophical, satirical, and tragic. And it never hurts to have Maggie Gyllenhaal.
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