Saturday, January 30, 2010

cool movie

As kids, we always really get off on certain movies. For instance, take "Rebel Without A Cause" starring James Dean .(How many kids started smoking because of it? That cigarette pack stuck up the tee-shirt sleeve - hey, who could resist?) Skip a generation or so, and we're talking Jedi light swords. Today, I watched a movie called "Brick Road," and I was blown away.

Blown away, because, after the fall of the twin towers, a real Muslim story is so important.

"Brick Lane" is such a story. It is about a young Muslim girl from Bangladesh sent to England for an arranged marriage. Some twenty years later, with two daughters, (and a deceased boy), unhappy and lost, she has an affair with a younger guy. The movie is about her life - growing to love her husband for the first time, yet needing to make her own way in a new world for herself and her (nearly grown) children. One of the better movies I've had the pleasure of watching recently.

James Dean has become sort of ... history. And Jedis have become sort of, well, chiched. But I'm not sure a movie like "Brick Lane" is going to get old anytime soon. (But wouldn't it be cool if it did?)

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