I've started working my way through my movie list. Most recent, I watched The Chumscrubber and The Baxter.
The Chumscrubber was pretty great. It has a great cast (Jamie Bell, Glenn Close, Rita Wilson, Ralph Fiennes...just to name a few) and juxtaposes a "supposed" perfect suburban life (which the adults want to keep perfect) with the harsh reality that their kids know. It's about seeking authentic relationships and the need for community. I really liked this one.
The Baxter was alright. The basic premise is that there are people who sort of settle in marriage for someone because they can't be with the one they really love. The poor losers are called "Baxters". I thought it would be a sweet (read: easy watch) little indie film, but I couldn't for the life of me figure out if they were trying to be over the top or if it was just bad acting. I'm leaning towards a weak script and the acting (although it did have the quite yummy Justin Theroux in it, so it wasn't a total bust. Yes, I did say "yummy". Please, let me indulge my girliness just this once. It won't happen again, I promise. Star War rules! [see?])
So the lesson here? Watch Chumscrubber. Pass on the Baxter.
And it seems as if I'm going to be very happy to have netflix, as a huge blizzard is currently heading my way. Just so long as the mail man can make it here.