The Fox so crowded tonight, more and more people are taking advantage of the big comfy seats. Rob and I keep bumping into people we know when we go, which makes it feel even more like our 'own' theatre. There has been a rookie projectionist lately, mixing up reels from different movies, or running the film backwards and upside down. Usually getting laughs from the audience. Tonight's screening went well, so either the new guy is up to speed or the experienced one is back from holiday.
'It's Complicated' was truly hilarious, with an excellent script and brilliant acting. There is a fine line between comedy and tragedy, and I think the best comic actors are the ones that don't just go for the easy laughs. The vulnerability each of the leads is able to bring into the story keeps it from being just another bedroom farce. I appreciated the good humour Baldwin and Streep brought into the scenes about their aging bodies. And the sweet connection between Streep and Steve Martin is wonderfully played. It's great to see older people portrayed as sexual beings and romantic partners, you don't often get that in a Hollywood film these days. Demographics being the force they are, here's hoping for more.