Monday, April 14, 2008

Weekend Happenings

So this past week was about a 4 on a scale of 1-10, 10 being best. The 8" of snow we got on Friday didn't exactly make me happy, but it ceratinly was a spectacular way to cap off a crappy week.

This week started off yesterday morning with delicious coffee, although no sunny spot on the back porch to sit in, and a date with My Favorite Redhead and My Favorite Local Celebrity (plus our arm candy, Tag-Along Tallboy- love the new haircut!) to see "The Other Boleyn Girl." Its hard to beat a $5 matinee.

The Redhead and I read this as a book club selection almost three years ago (when we were in a book club that served more wine than literary discourse), and the Celebrity borrowed my copy a few months ago in anticipation of this film. First thoughts were (of course) about how gorgeous the clothes were- sumptuous, even- and how good Scarlett was as Mary. Next we swooned OUT LOUD over Eric Bana (whoddathunkit?) as Henry, took pity on Mary's poor husband, William Carey, and then pretty much all agreed that Natalie Portman was...perhaps not the best fit as Anne.

Redhead even called me later as she was walking her dogs to discuss this further, how Anne's character wasn't fully developed enough. Granted, the movie couldn't catch every nuance of the book given the time frame of a film (and really, the book was SOOOO much better), but there was something "off" about Anne's character.

Have you read the book? Seen the movie? Thoughts? We've been wracking our brains trying to come up with a different actor to play Anne. Any ideas? Let me know, and have a great week.


kizatikat said...

Haven't ready the book, but have always wanted to. Haven't seen the movie either. Not exactly a ringing endorsement of it, though Eric is HOT! I love those period piece books/movies. I agree from previews though, Natalie Portman, doesn't fit the vindictive way its seems she is supposed to be. I saw Vantage Point this weekend. It was ok....interesting twist in it......

redhead said...

I'm finally visiting your sight! I STILL can't figure out who Anne should have been... So disappointing. :( OH! But I will say: I'm reading The Boleyn Inheritance now and it's SO fascinating! It's narrated by Anne of Cleves (the next wife/queen after Jane Seymour!), Jane Boleyn (gasp!), and Katherine Howard (a Boleyn cousin!). DUDE. Read it. :)

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