Monday, June 16, 2014

Movie Monday - 6/16/2014

Here's a few:

In Cheri, Kathy Bates plays a former madam in turn-of-the-century Paris, who sets up her only son (Rupert Friend) with another retired courtesan (Michelle Pfeiffer) who is much older than he because she feels they both need a little diversion. Little did she expect that the two would fall in love.  That doesn't stop her, however, from arranging a marriage between her son and a younger girl.  It was pretty good.

Daigo and his wife Mika leave Tokyo to live in his mom's house in the country that she left him upon her death two years prior.  Having lost his job as cellist, he answers a help wanted ad thinking that "assisting departures" refers to a task in the travel industry.  He comes to find out that his duties encompass performing the ritual of preparing the body for encoffinment.  Departures is a sweet film.  I really liked it.

Tina Fey and Paul Rudd star in Admissions. Rudd plays John Pressman, the headmaster of an alternative high school.  His former classmate, Portia Nathan, is an admissions officer at Princeton.  Pressman has a prodigy student who he is convinced is the baby Portia gave up for adoption in college.  He arranges for the two to meet and mayhem ensues.  It was cute.

MK out.

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