Mr. Chicky and I had an actual date yesterday. A date! Where there was no child clinging and crying and wanting and demanding! No cries of "Cah Cah!" from the backseat (that's 'cracker' for those of you not versed in toddler-ese, not a plea for a diaper change). It was sublime.
It was a mid-afternoon date, but still... A date's a date. We went to an open house (more on that later this week when I get around to purging myself of it) and then we saw "The Departed".
Or, The Depaahhted, as we like to say around here.
It may have been the golden glow around the whole outing that made me really like the movie but I did, I really liked the movie. There were some problems with it (a few funny cuts, some hanging story lines that were never resolved) but overall it was good. Since movie reviews are usually boring I'll sum it up in a few bullet points:
(Get it? "Bullet" points? Mob movie? Lots of guns? Sheesh.)
- Jack Nicholson - Excellent
(well, duh, he's Jack. He's always stellar.)
- Inside jokes about the region - Good
(if you're from here, that is. If you're from anywhere but New England they'll go right over your head. Poo poo to you.)
- Accents - Surprisingly Good
(except Alec Baldwin's, Mr. Chicky thought his was pretty bad. And since Mr. C is from one of those tony, monied towns outside of Boston where no one has a distinguishable accent he must be an expert. Right?)
- Leonardo DiCaprio starting to look like a grown man - Good. Very Good. I applaud this new stage in his development.
(I never found him to be that attractive but after seeing this movie I could be persuaded into thinking otherwise)
- Hot sex scene involving Leonardo DiCaprio and someone else I won't divulge here as to not ruin it for you if you haven't seen it yet - Excellent. Fantastic. Fabulous. Rwaaawr. Worth the price of admission.
- Incorporating so many big name actors into one movie without any one actor being the obvious scene stealer - Pretty good.
(Except when Jack was on the screen. The director could have stuck him into that sex scene and he still would have stolen the spotlight from the hot action. Did I mention it was hot?)
- Violence - Not my favorite part but necessary to the plot and not usually gratuitous.
- Soundtrack - Good
(Van Morrison and the Band doing a cover of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" - I know. That one had to grow on me - Dropkick Murphy's. The Rolling Stones. 'Nuff said.)
- The Ending - Hmmmm....
The Ending. I'm still on the fence about that. If you've seen it let me know what you think. There's still parts of it that I just don't understand. Now I have to wait for the DVD to come out so I can watch the deleted scenes and then I can piece together what happened.
"Dood, bang a u-ie and meet me at the packie on Wistah Street. You need to come see The Depaahhted with me. It's wicked pissah."*
** Translation: My friend, turn your car around and join me at the liquor store on Worcester Street. We will attend a screening of The Departed. It's phenomenal.
Remember: Keep those declarations of love coming!
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