Monday, October 09, 2006

The Departed

We went to see "The Departed" tonight. It was a holiday today and we didn't feel like being at work -AT ALL!!! Kiki is the boss, so. . . we closed the store early. We were both pretty giddy all day. I really felt like a kid looking forward to Christmas.I don't think a "good" man could have made me as happy as I was today looking forward to seeing this film !
We decided to go to the 6:15 show. We went to a restaurant in Davis Square named "Antonia's" . It was really good. For appetizers , we had steamed mussels in garlic sauce and proscuitto stuffed mushrooms covered in Alfredo sauce. I had Ziti Boscaiola. I can recommend it . Delicious. We'll return.
From the beginning, this film grabbed me. It was nice to have actors who really knew the accent. I felt bad for Mark Wahlberg, because I know how hard he's worked to drop his Boston accent. Well, he hasn't lost it completely. Matt Damon's character is a smarmy social climber and Leonardo is very earnest and serious. No one is who they seem to be. Jack Nicholson is just great . I thought the story had plenty of turns. I didn't really know what was going to happen next and I never really figured it out.
Just great.
SO. . .. the insider stufff . . . . First off. . . there's a scene where Matt Damon's character goes to speak to a dead guy's mother. She's played by a local actress, Peg Holzemer, who really deserves the break. She was in a movie with me from a few summers ago, unreleased, titled "The Sandpiper". In that same scene, as Matt Damon is walking toward his car, you can see my SAAB in the background. You can also see my car, when Jack Nicholson's character drives by. No, you don't actually see me. I'm actually out of range, in a specific area, so I can move the SAAB, when they need it moved. My car is brown, Chocolate brown. I got 30 extra dollars for it. I need to point out, my car is not in the union.
Also, one of my friends was the stand in for the character of "Gwen" who plays Frank Costello's girlfriend. In realy life , that was Jack' s girlfriend. My friend Steve was on set to be used, but he never was. He did get fed a good meal.
In conclusion, great film. I'll see it again , soon. I felt the same as I did the first time I saw "Goodfellas". On a Monday, at 6:15, it was a packed house. It was good. Go see it. If you like movies, go see it.


Blogger Dee-Rob said...

Hey, you beat me to the movie stuff. I loved your friend as the mother, because through the whole movie I loved that the accents were real. (Sure glad that Leonardo didn't try to slap a think accent on.)

I wish I knew about your car. Every Boston movie, Morgan thinks Dot should be in it. Prominantly (and I agree).

I spent the weekend brushing up on my faded accent and calling Morgan a cocksuckah.

(Sadly, Morgan spent the weekend referring to Irish as the only people impervious to psychoanalysis and the thing about living with problems until you die.)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 1:26:00 AM  

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