I checked out a matinee of A History of Violence yesterday. I loved everything about this movie. First, the cast is amazing. Maria Bello and Viggo Mortenson, as a married couple who go about their workaday lives but still burn and yearn, are spot on. Their son is played by Ashton Holmes. I've never seen this kid before. If he's not a break-out star already from this performance, give it a minute. Oh, and Ed Harris is in it. No surprise, he's smashing. The story is set in a small town in Indiana just like the one that spawned yours truly. You'll find family and love and life and danger and possibly important secrets. My hometown didn't have much of that. We did have a Tasty-Freeze, though. You oughta check this joint out, seriously. It's got a noirish vibe to it, but the sex and violence is decidedly modern. You may also see Viggo's ass (grrrrr). Sold?
Added: They showed a trailer for Memoirs of a Geisha that I hadn't seen before. This is gonna be hot. I'd sex Ken Watanabe. Who else LOVED this book?
PS On the way to the theater, I tossed my spent Crest Whitestrip out the car window and I've been feeling just terrible about it ever since.