Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Just saw the movie Stolen Summer. It was the "Project Green Light" film, which, if I recall correctly, is a deal Matt Damon and Ben Affleck set up to give no-name movie writers a chance to have their film made by a major studio. From what I understand, their experience with Good Will Hunting gave them the inspiration.

The movie is about an 8 year old Irish Catholic who believes his nun/teacher thinks he's going to hell, so he wants to do something in order to guarantee a spot in heaven for himself. He decides that converting a Jewish person is the way to go. He befriends the local Rabbi, and later, the Rabbi's 6 year old son who has leukemia. The son becomes the one he tries to convert.

I was looking forward to sharing what a great film it is and how it raised some really good questions. Problem is, the first 88 minutes of the film raised all the good questions and the last two minutes answered them. Needless to say, they weren't very good answers. Oh well.


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