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posted 02 January 2007 07:40 PM      Profile for bigcitygal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I just saw this film tonight and loved it. Although there are always problems with disabled people being represented by non-disabled actors, I felt that Sigourney, who I love, did an excellent job.

The basic story (this isn't a spoiler, all the reviews have this info) is Alan Rickman is travelling through Northern Ontario and takes on a hitchiker, a quirky young woman who lives in Wawa. Alan's car is in an accident and the young woman dies. He goes to tell her mother, Sigourney, who is a high-functioning autistic woman, and develops a connection with her, as well as the next-door neighbour. He gradually reveals his own story of pain and loss to us.

A very touching and moving film about connection, transience, loss and change. I highly recommend it.

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posted 02 January 2007 07:58 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I spent the haoliday watching Firefly, a TV show that got bounced by Fox in 2002.
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posted 02 January 2007 10:39 PM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Time stands still in WAWA! Everyone congregates at the Big Bird. Weekends, you switch to the Wawa Motor Inn. Good times!

I can't say what made me fall in love with (The Lakeview) - that a woman's voice can drug you; that everything is so intense. The colors, the taste, even the rain(freezing rain). Nothing like the filthy rain in London(Ontariario). They say whatever you're looking for, you will find here. They say you come to Viet...(The Lakeview) and you understand a lot in a few minutes, but the rest has got to be lived. -- Fidel Fowler

...and don't forget to have a burger at the A&W when you're passin thru. cheers eh!

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