On the upside, dad has since been taken from the ICU to the regular wards and is awaiting tests and numerous pokes and prods from the doctors at the hospital, which probably wont happen until Tuesday because everyone that has half a brain has nicked off for the silly season and nothing is happening - even at the hospital. So, mum and dad are stuck sitting on their hands until things can get rolling and I am also unable to do anything myself but ride this out with them as well. It is frustrating for them for sure, and not knowing what is really going on with dad is hell to tell the truth.
Sometimes, regardless of the inconvenience and worry, you have to suck it up and do the right thing, especially for your parents. Smile and move forwards I tell myself, these things are making me a bigger and better person, and maybe this experience will even do something to strengthen relationships between us all, which would be the best case scenario.
Release Date: 2003
Running Time: 89 mins
A fabulously funny Australian comedy from writer and director Tony McNamara about an odd teenager named Placid Lake. Placid has been raised in an open minded, suburban-hippie environment by his two neurotic and free loving parents, but decides to abandon his family's bohemian lifestyle and adopt a mundane life path that involves working at an insurance agency.
Singer Ben Lee plays the role of Placid rather tepidly, but his stellar supporting cast, including the likes of Rose Byrne, Miranda Richardson, Claire Danes and Garry MacDonald, are exceptionally good and carry the story to it's full potential.
Full of sharp satire, bizarre characters and awkward coming of age occurrences, The Rage in Placid Lake really amused me. It also reminded me of all the times, that as a teen, I too so desperately wanted to fit in, but also wanted to stand out.
FINAL SAY: I'm going to find the positives in my experiences.
3.5 Chili Peppers