My parents saw two movies this week – Danny Collins and Mr. Turner at Fort Wayne, Indiana’s Cinema Center. What follows is a cautionary email I received early this morning from my father Don Sexton about the otherwise dependable actor Timothy Spall’s Mr. Turner …
On Mar 26, 2015, Don Sexton wrote:
- Don’t buy the DVD
- Maybe we are missing something – a total bore
- Unless you like watching people walk around in dress-up from the 1800s
- And you like watching sunrises and sunsets over the ocean with ships (which he – Turner – used as his subject ALL the time)
- And you like not understanding the dialogue because of the thick, muttering English 1800s accents
- … And you like getting the feeling that everybody is coming down with some kind of 1800s malady because it is the 1800s
- But we did like the three ladies Mr. Turner used/abused/treated badly … and to whom Turner all-around was an ass
- And finally – if you have nothing to do with 2+ hours of your life – go sit through Mr. Turner.
We definitely do not understand the hype on this one. Love you. But we did have a very good meal at the Guesthouse after the movie. The glass was half full?
Reel Roy Reviews is now TWO books! You can purchase your copies by clicking here (print and digital). In addition to online ordering at Amazon or from the publisher Open Books, the first book is currently is being carried by Bookbound, Common Language Bookstore, and Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room in Ann Arbor, Michigan and by Green Brain Comics in Dearborn, Michigan.
My mom Susie Duncan Sexton’s Secrets of an Old Typewriter series is also available on Amazon and at Bookbound and Common Language.