Nothing like good old romance to get me in a good mood. I watched this movie last night - Playing By Heart (1998). For a star studded movie, I wonder why it didn't get much attention. There was Sean Connery, Gena Rowlands, Dennis Quaid, Madeleine Stowe, Ryan Phillipe, Gillian Anderson. All my fave men. I was hooked!!
The first scene began with Angelina Jolie and she plain blew me away. I have never seen her that animated, vivacious, ready smile. Her scenes were also the most amusing. Can you imagine that? Angelina Jolie amusing???This was Jolie before the Pitt. Before the edgy look. Before she became an action movie STAR , before she started watching her every move and became all sinews and bones and damn wooden.
PLOT - A son dying of AIDS, A scam artist, A local TV cook, A husband with brain cancer, a theatre director with emotional baggage, a determined man, an adulterous couple, a girl searching for love, a guy running from love. We are allowed to live awhile in each character's life and these lives which all seemed separate get to converge together into one tale. I won't tell you who was who. But I can tell you one thing, it was a thoroughly enjoyable romantic movie.
In a conversation where Joan (Jolie) complained about her ex boyfriend to Keenan (Phillipe), she said, 'I knew it wasn't going to work out cause the first time he comes over, I find out he sits down to pee'.
Lol. I don't know about you but I don't mind a guy that sits down to pee. It means there won't be quarrels over toilet seats staying up or down. It means the toilet seat and floor stays clean too. What do you think? Is it unmanly?