I forgot to mention yesterday that we finally watched The Golden Compass. I read the books a while back (maybe a year or two ago) and loved them. The movie is…okay. Fun. But it misses so much of the story. It really couldn’t help but be disappointing, I think. The most jarring part of the movie, though, was the ending. The movie ended before the book did. That may have been a good choice for the movie. I remember being surprised and a little dissatisfied with the ending of the book. (It helped that I already had the next book, of course.) The ending of the first book goes very well with the beginning of the second, so, if they’re planning a second movie, it kind of makes sense to put it there. Anyway, I wasn’t expecting it to end where it did (the movie). So that was a little weird.
Today, we went out to the movies to see Last Chance Harvey (Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman). It was a really nice movie. And I LOVE Emma Thompson. No crying (although I did tear up once – no, twice). It’s set in London, and John spent the entire movie working out how we can move there. The current plan is for him to pursue his doctorate there. I need to work out how I can be friends with Emma Thompson. 🙂