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Another Maine Vacation

From Tuesday until yesterday we were in Maine. We started off in the Portland area visiting with relatives both who still live there and others up from NJ. We gathered for lunch twice. First at Two Lights State Park then at the mall.

We then went up to Bangor where I was scheduled to have a breakfast "date." She never showed up. She had left an e-mail for me saying there was a complication at work but I didn't read this until I returned back to the motel. We were headed back to Portland the next day so we weren't able to reschedule. Oh well...

As per usual, we saw three movies. The first was Arlington Road with Jeff Bridges and Tim Robbins. On the whole, this was very good with great acting and gripping suspense but, alas, the ending majorly sucked.

The second film was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This film was typical Tim Burton bizarreness but, as is also typical, it somehow works. I think I like Johnny Depp's interpretation of Willy Wonka more than Gene Wilder's.

The third film was typical 1960's Disney although I don't think it actually was Disney... Ring of Bright Water tells the story of a man who is drawn to an otter in a pet shop in London then, realizing a London flat is no place for him, they move to the Scottish Highlands. The ending of this one also sucks but, again, is typical 1960's Disney...

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JRRyan said…
I totally agree with you about ARLINGTON RD, and I'm glad you wrote about the other two because before I didn't want to see CHARLIE... but now I sort of do, also I'm a sucker for things named like the last film...

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