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Movie Monday 6/10

Posted Jun 10 2013 6:53pm
Whew - a long and difficult week here - school ended on Thursday for our 15-year old son, and he had knee surgery on Friday. I knew it would be a long day for all of us, but it turned out even longer than we'd anticipated - a real marathon for someone with ME/CFS! He was scheduled for surgery at 11 am, so we got to the hospital at 9 am, as directed. There was some kind of emergency involving our surgeon, and he never got to our son until 5 in the evening! By then, he'd been without food or water for almost 24 hours, and we were all exhausted. He ended up spending the night, and we had another long day at the hospital on Saturday, trying to get him discharged.

So, not much time for movies last week, but my husband and I watched a DVD Thursday night while our sons were out with friends
We watched The Oranges, starring Hugh Laurie (of House fame), one of our favorite actors. This is a somewhat quirky movie, about two families in East Orange, NJ, who have lived across the street from each other for decades and are close friends. Close that is, until the husband in one family (Laurie) has an affair with the 24-year old daughter from the other, which sends all of them into chaos. There are lots of funny moments in the movie, but it is also sincere and heartfelt, delving into issues of family, friendships, and happiness. It's fun, lively, and entertaining with a talented cast.

Have you seen any good movies lately?
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