Walking down two flights of stairs after running 40minutes on the treadmill is a victory within itself. Yay, me. I'm making use of all the elaborate machines mum has moved into the garage after transforming it into a private gym. Agnes Deyn legs, you will be mine.
In the meantime, while my muscles heal, I threw on The Family Stone and cringed and giggled for 90minutes as Meredith (Sarah Jessica Parker), an uptight business woman is introduced to her boyfriend's loud and eccentric family during their visit for Christmas. To be honest, I was not expecting a masterpiece by any means. I will always see SJP as her iconic role of Carrie Bradshaw so I was curious to see how well she could disconnect herself from that character and exercise her true acting abilities. I was impressed. Meredith is nervous, birdlike and self conscious and the dazzling cast consisting of Luke Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Claire Danes and Diane Keaton bought vibrancy and compassion to the screen. The ending had me a little unsure but then I remembered that life is nothing like the fairytales we're exposed to as children so it was nice to see some more experimentation occuring. For what it's worth, give it a whirl.
Film Count: 69 out of 365