I love going to the movies.
I like all sorts of movies....
even some action films.
Not many westerns
or war movies
or movies with lots of violence.
I love a good story ....
that makes me feel good...
smiling as I leave the theatre.
So on Monday we decided to go to the movies as you can when you have retired.
Just out of the blue we threw on some decent clothes and off we went
to see this movie.
About a ghost writer who is allocated a month to turn the drab memoirs of former British PM Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan) into a riveting page turner.
The main star was Ewan McGregor who played the ghost writer who was never named in the film ( odd?)
and the film was directed by Roman Polanski (he's obviously odd - and possibly twisted !!!)
The film was based on Robert Harris' best-selling book, 'THE GHOST' which caused a fuss when it was published because of the obvious similarities between the fictional Adam Lang and Britain's former PM, TONY BLAIR.
Well I didn't leave the cinema smiling or feeling uplifted.
It was a very dark and brooding film -
all grey and colourless
rain, wind, grey concrete bunker-like house, brooding seas,
full of gathering suspense.
but not that good either.