Ok, it wasn’t all family time. I slipped out on Thursday morning to run a 5K in Centreville and then again on Saturday to play in a rugby tournament in Maryland. My athletic performance was nothing special but it was great to do something besides law or politics.
Friday night, my wife and I saw the Coen brothers’ new movie “No Country for Old Men.” I had not seen an adult (i.e. non-childrens’) movie in several months. So I was ready for something …
Maybe my reaction is a gauge of my changing sensibilities or just having kids. I loved “Pulp Fiction” when it came out in 1994. But I was not prepared for the gratuitious violence in NCFOM, which evidently is a critics’ favorite.
What was the point? Or do you even need a point? I found it disturbing that so much mayhem could occur without any evident justice or even retribution. Even in a movie. It was really a bummer. (And I love movies).