On the upside, the show was great, everyone appeared to be having a good time, my lunch went down a treat and I am glad that I managed to get everyone together, because it can be hard to get everyone together at one time.
Just as Mary Poppins sang, a Spoonful of Sugar really does help the Medicine Go Down, and hopefully family time together will continue to improve for us in the future.
Release Date: 2001
Rating: R 18+
Running Time: 95 mins
If you are in the mood for something completely different with a lot of awesome music then you are going to love Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Dare I say it, but I liked this a lot more than The Rocky Horror Picture Show, I think that the story line and the music were far superior, and when it comes to trans-sexual men, Hedwig wins hands down. With his incredible glam costuming and svelte figure, Hedwig looks like the love child of Juliet Lewis and Rachel Griffiths and sings his heart out to tell his mostly tragic tale of self discovery.
Hedwig, born Hansel in Communist East Berlin, always dreamed of being a rock star. However, to escape Berlin and find liberation he must leave a part of himself behind - a few inches of himself actually, and he soon finds that he is stranded in Kansas with a broken heart and after his botched sex change, an 'angry inch'. Hedwig falls for a religious boy named Tommy Gnosis and shares all of his music with him, only to have Tommy steal his material and rise to fame. Refusing defeat, Hedwig and his band The Angry Inch play music at run down restaurants to seek some recognition, but Hedwig must first reconcile with his missing other half in order to feel at peace again.
This film has a lot of emotional poignancy; John Cameron Mitchell is epic as the beautiful and hard rocking heroine Hedwig and a very young Michael Pitt fleshes out the role of Tommy with convincing and confused teen energy. This is unlike anything else that I have seen, but it rocks hard and I was riveted from start to end.
FINAL SAY: The origins of love.
3 Chili Peppers