Monday, April 17, 2006

I'm Ordinary

I'm still trying to get back into posting and actually writing things, so here goes.

I watched Ordinary People last night.

I read the book and watched the movie when I was 15 or 16. Seeing it again at 33 as a parent is whole different thing. When I watched it as a kid I identified with Timothy Hutton's character. (It's really weird to see Archie Goodwin as a 17 year old kid) Watching it as a parent is a wholly different experience than I remember.

This time it was Donald Sutherland that I empathized with. Mary Tyler Moore was overly stilted and I think overacted the part. If you've seen the movie as a kid, watch it again.