Sunday, May 22, 2005

Movie: Ladies in Lavender

We kicked off SIFF by hitting this little Brit-Dramedy Friday night. I couldn't pass up Judi Dench and Maggie Smith in the same movie, with a supporting actress who is the spitting image of our friend Mary. The plot focused on two elderly women in Cornwall who find a young violin player washed up on the beach by their house. The themes of letting things go and the healing power of music certainly aren't new, but the wonderful acting put a refreshing spin on them and carried through what could have been a train wreck. It seemed like some editor got a little too overzealous with it, and trimmed about ten important minutes out of the movie, but it was an enjoyable film with an excellent end.

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