Lee bought a Playstation 3 on the way home from work yesterday. We weren’t able to mess around with it for too long though, we had to go to Brooklyn for a couple of film festival movies at the Penthouse.
How best to explain Fighter?
Ways in which Fighter is exactly the same as Bend it Like Beckham.
- Asian teenage girl loves a sport and is forbidden to play it by her family.
- Father wants teenage girl to
be a doctor.excel academically.
- Teenage girl has an older sibling who is getting engaged, but the fiance’s family is very strict and teenage girl’s playing of forbidden sport destroys engagement.
- Teenage girl falls in love with a boy connected to the sport who is not of a race her parents will approve of.
- Teenage girl excels at forbidden sport and shows her worth that way.
- Teenage girl is dramatically torn between her culture and her passion for forbidden sport
Ways in which Fighter differs from Bend it Like Beckham.
- Lead girl is Turkish, not Indian and the movie is set in Denmark, not England, her family is Muslim instead of
- The forbidden sport is Kung Fu
- Older sibling is a brother
- White boy connected to sport is not as hot as Jonathan Rhys Meyers
- Rather than getting her family to approve of her excellence in sport, Aicha ‘won’ by losing to the Turkish boy who is mean to her.
- Fighter had ninjas in it.
- Fighter was neither as fun or uplifting as Bend it Like Beckham.
Following a dinner of UpandGo and cheezels, we saw The Savages.
This movie wasn’t as funny and lighthearted as the write up and the first 20 minutes implied it would be. It was actually a very sad, introspective look at what it’s like when your parents grow old and senile. Laura Linney and Phillip Seymour Hoffman were fantastic, utterly believable as siblings. Both sweet, damaged, neurotic characters.
I loved this movie, it’s really fantastic, but yeah, sadder than the black comedy we had thought we were in for.