Oh yeah, movies. La Vie En Rose. See it. I was only peripherally aware of Edith Piaf before. Yes, my name is Mike, and I am a Philistine. Lambs, she is my new queen. The Little Sparrow was the French Judy Garland, entrancing a nation with her unique voice and riveting stage presence, while suffering some wicked demons in her private life. Raised by parents, grandparents and prostitutes, Edith endured poverty, disease, loss, drug addiction, and even blindness (which was blessedly temporary....thanks, St. Theresa!). If Marion Cotillard doesn't get an Oscar nomination for this, it can only be because the movie is in French.Yes, in French with subtitles. Consider that a heads up to all you mouth-breathin', freedom frie-eatin' beyotches. The rest of y'all should see this movie. I can't leave you without a look at the Sparrow herself, singing Hymne a l'Amour, which I adore.
Finally, though not a theatrical release, I also caught High School Musical 2, natch. As I told Charlie, I watched HSM 1 first, because I'd never seen it all the way through, and with the intricate plotting and depth of characterization, I thought it best that I refreshed my memory. Good thing, too, because Sharpay and Ryan are layered, yo.Enjoyable.