Reviews by Beth Manuel
All right, I was unfamiliar with the comic book series, so perhaps if I knew more of the back story I'd have a better sense of who and more importantly WHY these people are....what's their motivation? I'm obviously not info fantasy or crazy-improbable action flicks. Call me a stick in the mud, but this film did little for me.
Yes, there were slow parts at times, but I found the filmmaker's work a treat. To be able to watch Mason and his sister develop from small children to adults is pretty cool. Not something we get to view in film very often. Patrica Arquette's performance was outstanding. I was glad to see it, although 20 minutes could have been cut somewhere, I thought.
Jennifer Aniston portrayed this irritating, drug addled woman with chronic pain who battles her addiction along with hallucinations. As it it turns out, she is trying to cope with the tragic loss that sent her world spiraling out of control in the first place. I give it two thumbs up. At the end, when they finally showed a cake I felt like te film came full circle.
This book is a fun one to read aloud. So I did. No one on the bus complained.;)
So many cats. Such cute faces. So many breeds. This is a handy thing to have in the car or anywhere kids may get bored.