Sunday, June 05, 2005

ALLLL-righty Then

It's been a Jim Carrey weekend at our house. That's a big deal, considering how much my wife dislikes him as an actor. Since most of his roles go way too far off the deep end in grossness, it's hard to see him on a "good light" in some of his other performances. But we did it this time, watching a couple of films with strong performances and strong messages.

Friday night it was Bruce Almighty, having our small group over for lasagna, coffee & the movie. During our study on PRAYER, we remembered the Post-It Notes and Prayer-Answering scenes, as Bruce finds out being God isn't all it's cracked up to be. The movie is a bit more universal in its theology than I'm usually comfortable with, but the message of being a blessing to others because it's the right thing to do is rich.

Then last night, we watched Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events with the kids. All of us but Vicki had seen it. I think we enjoyed the evening of terrible events and imaginative escapes, and Carrey plays his role as an evil, greedy & untalented megalomaniac perfectly. I really like the "message" that bad things do happen, but the we still love each other, we don't panic, and we make the best with what we've got. That's life-giving, not depressing.

No Jim Carrey sightings in the forecast today, unless I can pop in The Truman Show video later on this afternoon.


Blogger MaryAnn M said...

cant help but feel the right wing religionist saying: "How could you bring the evil Harry Potter into your home?"

to them i say: take a risk, watch it and discern for yourself.

5/6/05 8:55 AM  

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