I *heart* Cillian Murphy, or go see Breakfast on Pluto at once
I rarely go to the movies, because I am a big loser. But Mel
and her partner go all the time and every time we're on the phone I try to live vicariously through them by asking what they've seen or what they're planning to see, etc. The other night they were going to go see x or y or z and I said something like "z?" what's that? "Z" was Breakfast on Pluto
. I got a thumbnail sketch but in the meantime I had fired up Yahoo! Movies to see who was in it, etc. Cillian Murphy! A Patrick McCabe novel! Directed by Neil Jordan! All the things I like, and I had no idea it existed. (See above re: loser.) I said something like "go see that, and tell me all about it!" and then said "no, wait! it's playing here
!" So I took a shower and put real clothes on and motored downtown to see it.
Boy oh boy am I glad that I did. It was lovely, and Cillian Murphy is awesome. Awesome
. This is one of those movies that has gotten pretty crappy/average reviews by the press, and Rotten Tomatoes
has it at "rotten" (54%) but whatEVer. It's really a lovely film. I like this review
, in the SF Chronicle. If it's playing in your town, go see it.