movie time


You, the unfortunate followers of this blog have apart from suffering my random musings on many things under the sun must also suffer my movie choices.

Over the long Easter weekend, I had a lot of time to reflect on my life and got to watching many movies, thanks to slow internet and Netflix. So I watched the dressmaker and the one great thing about this movie is how Tilly gets her revenge against a community that shunned her and her mother for a long long time. It reminded me of three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.

If you have some time, get yourself some candy or whatever it is you like munching during movies.

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

19 thoughts on “movie time

  1. Tish Farrell says:

    Saw this a while ago. It’s a great film.

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  2. Arkenaten says:

    This is on DSTV and I have watched the trailer but it never appealed.
    Maybe I should grit my teeth and give it another go>?

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  3. I’ll give it a look.

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  4. renudepride says:

    Thank you for sharing the trailer for the film here. Sorry about you poor service over the weekend. Naked hugs! 🙂

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  5. Swarn Gill says:

    Watched it last night. Well worth the watch. There was a bit of a darker edge to it that I wasn’t expected. It was very well acted as well.

    I have to say that Kate Winslet has aged well. I actually think she is far more beautiful now than when she was young. Also I thought it was interesting is that her love interest, who in the movie, was supposed to be around the same age, in real life is 15 years younger than Kate. It’s normally quite the opposite in movies where male leads get paired with women who are 15-20 years younger. So I applaud the filmmaker here for going with what is an unconventional casting decision, which really shouldn’t be seen as that unconventional.

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    • makagutu says:

      I, too, thought it was quite well done. Leaving her revenge aside, the issue of bullying and how many times no one stands up to them or they are aided by others got a fairly good treatment. I don’t feel sorry for our bully in the movie. He got what he deserved.

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      • Swarn Gill says:

        Unfortunately the teacher didn’t get as much bitch slapping as she deserved!

        And I agree, I don’t feel bad for the bully, although it’s more sad that a woman is likely going to be locked up for the rest of her life for doing what she did.

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        • makagutu says:

          The teacher didn’t get what she deserved.

          And the weed cakes! That was a great highlight of the movie

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          • Swarn Gill says:

            Lol… Yeah I didn’t realize at first what she meant by “interesting aroma” then takes a bite and then exclaims a few minutes later “the pain is gone!” Lol As a fan of edibles myself I could appreciate the scene!

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          • makagutu says:

            Her mother makes stronger ones and says young ones don’t understand pain.

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          • Swarn Gill says:

            That was good line. The mother did an excellent acting job.

            Although those stronger ones are what allowed her to just sort of make sure she wasn’t there for her husband when she was supposed to be and he drowned. Makes it seem like pot turns you into a murderer. lol Of course that guy deserved what he got too!

            Actually in retrospect it is a very feminist oriented movie. Both the chemist and the boy during their childhood die because they are rushing head first without a safety plan. Similarly her love interest, while a very sympathetic character also blindly jumps into the silo. I wonder now if there isn’t some sort of commentary there about men rushing headlong into things without thinking. It actually kind of bothered me that he was always “I’ll take care of you, I’ll protect you…” when it reality she was clearly a strong woman, and a survivor. Many of the women were strong characters in this movie.

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          • makagutu says:

            Oh yes. The women in the movie are not just cardboard characters. Marigold gets her revenge on the husband.
            Yeah, if anyone needed protection it was the dude,not her. How do you jump head first into a silo. That was capitally stupid.
            I think the movie had many layers to it.

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