Saturday, November 25, 2006

back from michigan

I returned this afternoon from Michigan, where I spent Thanksgiving with Jared and his family. We had a memorable time.

Yesterday we watched The Queen starring Helen Mirren. I didn't know about the film's existence until Jared's folks told me that they had watched it recently and enjoyed it immensely. Their enthusiastic recommendation encouraged us to go check it out and I enjoyed greatly. Helen Mirren's performance is a tour de force . . . just splendid. The Queen shows the intrigue and debate within the House of Windsor in the days after Princess Diana's tragic death and Queen Elizabeth II's own struggle to come to grips with the need of the monarchy to change some of its rigid traditions for modernity. I recommend the film.

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