I told Seth, who was feeling slightly defeated by his ice-capades about the first Summer that I got my roller skates when I was a kid, and I was covered from head to toe in bumps and bruises. I spent more time laying in the gutter bawling than gleefully rolling that's for sure. And you just have to keep going, keep getting up and not letting it defeat you, and to his credit, he didn't pike out and really persevered. He definitely showed signs of improvement towards the end of our session, and it was great to see him really hanging in there and giving it a red hot go.
Zoe slowly and carefully traversed the rink with Lachlainn, but in truth, I don't think that any of us has the makings of the next Torvell and Dean that's for sure. But it was fun, and a great activity for a cold and rainy Winters day.
The weather here has taken a hideous turn for the worst, it is grey and wet and freezing cold, which is going to make getting out of bed for my first day back tomorrow absolute agony. I just can't believe that two weeks have passed me by, I only got around to half of the things that I was planning to do, but I always get over ambitious at the start of the holidays.
Never mind, I am well rested and ready to take on the next ten week term, and all of the trials and tribulations that I am certain that it will bring with it.
Release Date: 1997
Rating: R 18+
Running Time: 112 mins
The Ice Storm was the first Ang Lee directed film that I saw and I just adored it. I was, from that moment on, an avid Ang Lee fan. Here is a collection of truly talented actors, delivering a really compelling story, and the drama and nostalgia in this film are completely riveting.
It's 1973, and the Hood family in Connecticut are fastly realising that they are falling to pieces. Benjamin Hood (Kevin Klein) is hardly the model father, boozing around and having an affair with his neighbour (Sigourney Weaver), his wife Elena (Joan Allen) is a suspicious wreck, their son is distracted and their daughter (Christina Ricci) is always on the prowl. When the worst ice storm in over a century hits, they are forced to address their tumultuous and unhappy lives.
This is fabulous viewing, I was glued to the TV wondering how everything would end and what would happen to all of these deeply damaged characters. The Ice Storm is probably one of the best character studies in cinema that I have ever seen, and for that reason, it is an unmissable drama.
FINAL SAY: A person's body is his temple.
4 Chili Peppers