Although, really, I started feeling better last night once I was home and had some me-time... I picked up a healthy dinner from Whole Paycheck... er, Whole Foods... got a bottle of vino, and picked up a couple of those dance movies I listed in my last post. I ended up renting Mad Hot Ballroom and All That Jazz.
Mad Hot Ballroom was so good! It's about a ballroom dance program that New York Public Schools started in 1994, and eventually became a normal part of the schools' curricula. 11- and 12-year-olds learn different ballroom dances... foxtrot, tango, merengue, rumba, swing... and then compete against other schools. Some of the kids struggle with self-esteem, behavioral issues, etc., until participating in the dance program, after which teachers and principals see significant changes for the better. A teacher at one school talked about one boy whom she felt was undoubtedly headed towards life as a thug on the street, but his path completely shifted after participating in the program and now he is a role model and leader to other students at his school. I highly recommend this movie!
All That Jazz wasn't all I hoped it would be... it tells the life story of Bob Fosse, American choreographer, and his womanizing love-affairs and drug addiction along the way. Besides a couple cool dance scenes, it wasn't very good at all. In fact, I kept thinking to myself how weird it was and it didn't keep my attention - I kept fast forwarding through and finally just turned it off. Disappointing, because I love Fosse-style jazz and was very interested in learning more about him. I guess I'll just read Wikipedia. Lame.
Next time I think I'll rent The Turning Point... Mikhail Baryshnikov never disappoints!... and I really, really want find B-Girl. The girl at the video store looked it up for me, and there are no copies in Colorado at all, and Amazon only has three in stock. I might have to rely on TV Shack for that flick.
Enough of my movie reviews... on to my weekend! The rest of my afternoon entails a trip to the store, painting my nails, reading outside in the sun and then whipping up a delectable dinner for the BF and I... pork roast, twice-baked potatoes, artichokes with garlic butter, wine... mmmm... Tomorrow he and I are heading down to Denver to spend the day shopping, perhaps coffee at a cafe, walking around downtown... just spending some quality time together. I've been looking forward to it all week!
What does your weekend have in store??
Have a lovely weekend!!