Wednesday, January 2, 2013

SPOILER ALERT!! (The movie about Honest Abe.)

It was a relief to learn (FINALLY) that there are people who think about movies the way that I think about movies.

(And no, I'm not talking about the time I went to the midnight showing of "Halloween."  I am talking about the way I think about movies when I am sober.)

Anyway, there was a "review" of Les Miserables making the rounds of the Facebook last week, and when I read it, I wept.  Not because Les Mis is depressing (although it is), but because I found someone on the planet whose brain works the way mine does.

So, here, in a similar nutshell, is Lincoln:

First of all, how clever is Steven Spielberg managed to get the REAL ABRAHAM LINCOLN to play himself?!? Brilliant!!  And all these other people?  Have been on one of the versions of "Law and Order."  Every. Single. One.

The exceptions:
**The Flying Nun.  She plays Lincoln's wife.  We like her.  We really like her.
**The guy who was the President of Marshall College after the plane crash.  You know--the guy who stood out in the rain and begged that they let his school play football, even though the whole team was dead.  He played some guy who was the coach of Abraham Lincoln.
**Steff, from Pretty in Pink.  Who is both balder AND fatter, which proves there is a god.
**The cute little Jewish boy from 3rd Rock from the Sun.  I have a daughter who is single.
**Tommy Lee Jones.  Whose face has started to melt a little, but we love him for that.
**That guy who used to be on Pushing Daisies, which I loved, but mainly for the production values.  The stories were kind of weird.
**And, in another stroke of genius (which shouldn't shock you, as we are talking about Spielberg), Mark Twain plays some guy that tries to help Lincoln out.  Which is pretty cool, as Mr. Twain thought pretty highly of Mr. Lincoln even before they were in this movie together.

I can't just enjoy a movie, which is why I rarely go.  My mind is going four hundred and thirty-three miles an hour and my mouth wants to go right there with it.
(And in case you haven't heard--Lincoln gets KILLED at the end!)

9 comments:

  1. I went to see it last night - loved it
    Also love your reference to Sally Fields ( you like me - you really really like me LOL )
    You know what I do when I'm watching a movie?
    I sit and actually visualize the director saying cut - or the fact that it doesn't flow - that they are all 1 minute scenes spliced together - don't know if I'm making sense - but it totally ruins a lot of movies for me!
    XXX

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  2. Kirby, I go "there" too and other places. Hmm.

    I haven't turned on the tube since 1999, so I have no idea what you're referring to except The Flying Nun, Mark Twain and melting faces (that one was priceless)!

    Looking forward to seeing Lincoln. I've heard Spielberg has lots of pull in Hollywood!

    ~K

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  3. he dies? what?!?!? ugh. now i am not sure if i want to see it... so sad. ;)
    sawyer is actually dying to see it, so chris and i are going to watch and see if he can handle it. my son is obsessed with history, and abe is his absolutely favorite president to learn about, and of course we like to encourage this interest. :) do you think a 7 year old could handle it? chris took him to see the hobbit on sunday. not sure what the point of that sentence is, but....

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  4. Heh. :P Thank you for making me feel less guilty for not wanting to watch this movie.

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  5. Awww man. They killed him off in his first movie? At least they could have left a cliff hanger of the opening act at Ford Theater and made a second movie. I'm not going to bother going to see it now. I didn't plan on going to see it anyway because I just don't like going to the movies but now, for sure, I'm not going.
    Funny, flying nuns and melting faces :)

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  6. I can't believe you gave away the ending. Though, I should have heeded your spoiler alert headline. My bad.

    :)

    Linda

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  7. Shocking. :)
    Loved Les Mis... I've seen all kinds of productions and the movie still knocked my socks off. Hugh Jackman isn't bad, either. :-)
    xo Heidi

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  8. Hahaha! Love the review! Happy New Year!

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