Sunday, March 13, 2011


This is how I felt a lot in the last few days, especially in the last 24 hours. While I was complaining to two of my friends separately about some misfortunes, mostly sentimental, and my depressed mood, I had a revelation. I was/am Mary! I am. And I'll definitely become her more and more as I'll get older. How true is that character, how true is the performance. Some of you will recognize of course the final scene.
Let's hope for better days. At least the sun is up.

9 comments:

joe burns said...

Feel Better!

Runs Like A Gay said...

I'm sure it's just a mild dose of late-winter pessimism rather than hitting middle age lonely and unable to form relationships...

There's a very interesting interview with Lesley Manville in this weeks Film programme on BBC Radio 4, you can download it in iTunes.

Allen said...

:( Sounds like someone needs a hug.

Alex in Movieland said...

thanks guys for the kind words!!

truth is I posted it because I thought it was a hell of a coincidence in the way I've been complaining lately to a happy couple. :) I embrace my Mary.

Malcolm said...

I hope you feel better soon. :)

Anyway, I just saw Manville and she was utterly fantastic! Talk about sadness personified.

Anonymous said...

I though she was good in parts but felt she overplayed it slightly with the voice and the mannerisms which became distracting.

Alex in Movieland said...

I myself have said it looks a bit shaky at first... but don't we all "know" this woman?! plus, the ending makes up for all previous sins.

Jose said...

Ah well, we'll always have booze at least.

Feel better sir :)

Alex in Movieland said...

well, I don't drink alcohol, but I get it :D