This afternoon I ventured out to an independent movie theatre to watch An Education. What I have to say about the movie is that it is fabulous. The theatre is situated right next to Sacs Fifth Avenue, and the parking lot is full of Lexus, Minis, BMWs, Cadillacs, and the like. I felt sheepish as I parked my Pontiac near all the swank.
I arrived about 10 minutes prior to the start of the movie, and by the time I sat down, the theatre was about half full. I was the youngest viewer. By the time the previews began, I was still the youngest person there, and I'd say at least 95% of the audience was over 70. I woman directly in front of me had her hair set for the week.
Prior to the previews there was a timely and strategic Cadillac commercial, which I'm sure made more than one audience member soil their adult diapers with excitement. It was a weird experience to say the least, but delightfully memorable.
Although you may not have a similar experience to mine, see the movie if you get a chance. Some might call it a coming of age drama, but I think they're missing the film if they chalk it up to that. It's about a girl who loses her innocence, and comes back to find it. It's about defining what living is. It's about the humility of second chances. It's about things turning out right in the end when you are cheering for it to turn out wrong. I hope that doesn't ruin it for you, but it's a snippet of my unfolding thoughts.