M: As usual. We're sorry?
J: Question mark?
M: What's more fun than blogging? Chimes. That's gonna be hard to explain.
J: My clock just chimed. That's all. So do we have a point to this post?
M: We do. Today we're going to blog (blague) about a fine piece of Irish cinema starring every Irish actor of whom you may have heard. That makes the em-phass-is seem way wrong, but I can't end a sentence with 'of.'
J: I was very pleasantly surprised by this movie, not the least of which because Colin Farrell finally plays a character true to his nature. The movie's called Intermission and it's witty and funny, sweet...
M: And Irish. Just throwing that in... [trails off into giggles] Choose yer chime!
M: This is the worst blog post ever. Terrible.
J: Give us a brief plot synopsis for everyone who may actually read this and decide they want to see the movie.
M: It's a film of many overlapping stories, but mostly centers around a man named John (Cillian Murphy) and his "intermission" of a relationship.
J: Ohhhhhhh! I totally get it now. [laughs]
M: [stares blankly] [blinks]
J: Sorry. Do go on...
M: John, deciding to randomly assert his independence and have an "intermission" of sorts from his girlfriend, starts a chain of events that...
M: She looks like a Shirley.
J: In any case, there are scenes in a bar, on a bus, in shops, on the street, and even out in the countryside.
M: And a supermarket.
J: Okay, just warning you, someone barfs in a supermarket. Watch out for that. I think my favorite character was John's friend.
|Oscar and John go clubbin'.|
J: His name is David Wilmot. He's so endearing.
M: And gingery.
J: He's a big ginger. Who was your favorite character?
|Mask of unknown gentleman (x3).|
J: According to Wikipedia, it was the "Best Irish Film" of 2003 according to the Irish Film and Television Awards.
M: Good stats. Stat.
J: Indeed. A good movie, too, and one we recommend. Easier to understand than The Guard, but still chock full of delicious Irish brogue. Only a couple moments of questionable comprehension.
M: Story of my life.