Saturday, July 26, 2008
I went to see a very strange movie last night: "Kabluey," with Lisa Kudrow. I'd like to say I liked it, but I'm not sure I did. It's about a loserish guy who agrees to help his sister-in-law while her husband serves as a soldier in Iraq. She clearly doesn't want him there and treats him terribly -- in fact, everyone treats him terribly -- and he winds up dressed in an absurd costume, promoting office space in a stripped-down corporate park owned by a failed Internet company. Even with performances by Conchata Ferrell and Terri Garr, several laugh-out-loud moments, and a relatively positive ending, the film seems to take a dim view of humanity. I left the theater depressed!
(And this was after I schlepped out to Brooklyn to see it, because it's no longer showing in Manhattan.)
As for today, it looks like we'll have nice weather for wandering and photography, so that's on my agenda -- even though I probably should be painting my apartment.
(Photo: Doorknob near Ninth Avenue, July 2008)