Saturday, March 24, 2018

Middle Aged Lady Movie Night ln - Murder On the Orient Express

It was raining outside this evening, and after a longish day at work my plan was to come home and plant myself on the couch after a few small chores were done.  I had skipped this one at the cinema, but thought it would be a good sit alone treat. 

Stylish it certainly is.  The 30s interior style and fashions were beautifully done, and I liked the combinations of actors in the movie.  Dame Judi Dench makes everything better, Kenneth Branagh looks  aged with his big creepy mustache, Johnny Depp looks old, Penelope Cruz looks constipated, Michelle Pfieffer looks glam and the all the others do a great job of looking worried or like Joey on friends suggested - they look like they are wondering who farted.

Sill my extreme tiredness made me a bit distracted, and I can't say that I was stunned by the story, but that could also be because I have seen a couple of versions over the decades, but still could not remember who the killer was.  3/5


sallyhicks said...

I just loved your description. I don’t want to read the book but you made me chuckle aloud. Considering how I was feeling that was some feet to achieve.

John Bellen said...

It would take a lot to top the version with Albert Finney. Sometimes, I see the best and don't want to bother with further attempts (eg. Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes, Joan Hickson as Miss Marple).