The Russian

Last night, Porkchop picked me up from work and we went to dinner and a movie…all spur-of-the-moment and against our new fiscal ethic, but we have had rough times lately and needed a distraction.

Dinner was pizza at Cicero’s because we needed something fast. Not quite fast enough, but we made it to the cinema during the previews.

**EDIT** Let it be noted that Porkchop suggested that we order a pizza topped with green peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, AND portabella mushrooms! What does this mean?! And, what’s next?! Universal healthcare??

Porkchop continues to impress me with her food selections as of late. Previously Porkchop abhorred all things on that pizza (green peppers not so badly, but mushrooms? that would have been considered disgusting not so long ago). I don’t know what to make of this.

Movie was Volver. As with all of Almodóvar’s films, I was entertained and deeply disturbed. I never know quite how to feel after seeing his work.

I thought Penelope Cruz did a pretty good job, but I don’t know if she deserves any big awards for her performance. Maybe her breasts do, since they were featured just as much as Penelope’s acting.

It was a good film, but I would have appreciated more social commentary on some of the themes raised in the film. But, of course, you don’t see an Almodóvar film for explicit social commentary.

Anyway, those are my thoughts. I am not a film critic of any sort. I barely managed a B+ in my Intro to Film class as an undergrad.

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