“We talked of the pollution in Pune, the fact of corruption in the local government, and the high hopes of the Obama presidency. I want to note here that the Obama presidency keeps coming up and I am not usually the one who instigates it. There is great hope and always the comment that the recovery won’t be swift, how we must be patient, and how the world economy is so dependent on the health of the American economy.”— from a conversation my mom had with a woman in Pune, India
So I’ve only watched America’s Best Dance Crew a handful of times, but I literally have no idea what Lil’ Mama is saying when she opens her mouth. It’s not that I can’t understand the words coming out of her mouth, I just never understand the point she is trying to make.
Everyone thought that it was kinda annoying and sappy and shitty that Benjamin Button was set during Hurricane Katrina, right? Like, the message of death and time and life was heavy-handed enough without tying in the worst natural disaster the US has recently seen?
Ugh, YES. Finally saw this at my house last night (huzzah!) and I had a huge problem with this. I didn’t like the diary context in general, and the Katrina angle really annoyed me. The story was strong enough on its own to carry the movie. Not to mention the reality of Katrina totally weighed down and contrasted with the fantasy of the story itself. Other than that, I loved it as much as I thought I would.