I'm a stay-at-home mother of two. Despite the insanity of my life, I always find time to read...it is my outlet and my passion. I also love to cook and appreciate a good glass (or bottle) of wine. If you would like to contact me, my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Monday Morning! I am pleased to announce that for the next three weeks, I will be providing the topics for Monday Movie Meme. While this does give Molly and Andy a much-needed break in their Meme-ish duties, I had an ulterior motive. Since I am currently away in Poland, I wanted to be able to pre-schedule these posts, and the best way to do that is to come up with the topics myself. The perk to all of this is that I get first dibs on the good movies!
So this week, I thought it would be fun to talk about those times when we sit for a couple of hours watching a movie, then walk out of the theater, or turn off the DVD player, and say "I have NO IDEA what that was all about". These aren't the movies with twists, but are the ones with plots so complicated, I would bet even the director couldn't fully summarize it. In most cases, we like these types of movies because they mess with your brain and give it a workout, and often we are compelled to see the movie again. But other times...not so much. Here are a few that left us scratching our heads:
1. Inception - I knew going into this movie that it was...complex. So I read the synopsis to my kids to give us all a head start. My son and I left the theater with a general idea of what was going on. I'm not sure about the rest of my party. I loved its cleverness though. This one definitely requires multiple viewings, and gets better with each one.
2. Pirates of the Carribbean 3: At World's End - I was clueless from beginning to end of this movie. I decided about a half hour into it, and feeling extremely frustrated, to just sit back and enjoy the effects and Johnny Depp. That was enough for me, but I never watched it again.
3. Memento - A favorite here a my place. The plot revolves around a man with short-term memory issues, and a story that runs backwards in time, versus forwards. Warning: don't watch when you've had a glass of wine or two. I made that mistake once.
4. Donnie Darko - This movie has turned into a cult hit because of its surreal plot threads, it symbolism, and its tragic themes. But beyond that, it is extremely unique, the acting is entertaining, I love the song Mad World, and I'd watch it over and over again. Even if I'm not sure what is going on with that deranged rabbit.
5. Mulholland Drive - I have no idea what this movie was about. I think I was entertained.
So which movies left you wondering what you just watched?