Sunday, March 05, 2006

mrs. henderson presents

saturday, met up with carolyn and davis over late lunch (miss piggie me sleep in late on weekends - gotta catch up with beauty sleep :P), and watched mrs. henderson presents with carolyn.

"Mrs. Laura Henderson (Judi Dench) may be a widow but she is by no means going to spend the rest of her days playing bridge. The Windmill Theater becomes her game and the infamous showman Vivian Van Damm (Bob Hoskins) becomes her partner and fiercest opponent. The Germans are bombing London but the roar of the Windmill is all that can be heard, as Laura convinces Lord Cromer (Christopher Guest) to allow her actresses to be the one thing no one could ever imagine: Nude. Brought to its knees by war, what Mrs. Hendersons Presents brings a nation to its feet in applause." (extract from usa movie website)

inspired by true events (the windmill girls are for real!), i find this a very entertaining movie. not exactly not-to-be-missed, but wittingly humourous and fun to watch. i like the old-world glamour styles in it too, very interesting. but this movie didn't seem to arouse much interest from people around, i wonder why. the soundtrack is cute too!

anyway, next on my movie-wish-list:
- transamerica starring felicity huffman :)
- crash (just saw the trailer from the movie site - really want to watch this)

"A provocative, unflinching look at the complexities of racial conflict in America, CRASH is that rare cinematic event - a film that challenges audiences to question their own prejudices. Diving headlong into the diverse melting pot of post-9/11 Los Angeles, this compelling urban drama tracks the volatile intersections of a multi-ethnic cast, examining fear and bigotry from multiple perspectives as characters careen in and out of one another's lives. No one is safe in the battle zones of racial strife. And no one is immune to the simmering rage that sparks violence - and changes lives..." (extract from

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