Jake Turns Informant

27 September, 2009
Rat Fink

The Most Amazing Toddler in the World is now officially holding up two fingers. And, the Thriller and I went to see The Informant! last night. This post addresses both; hence, the catchy title.

Before I go back to researching for my delightful class assignment…

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What a little rock star.
What a little rock star.
Obligatory cake photo. Good thing Hannah strips him down to his nappy.
Obligatory cake photo. Good thing Hannah strips him down to his nappy.

After the party, #1 Son took him to the county fair to see his first-ever demolition derby. His reaction upon seeing the first collision:

That's no yawn, BTW
That's no yawn, BTW

He also loved his gifts. Boy is going to be bizzy for awhile. It was a great party.

Later, Grammie & Grandpa Thriller went to the movies. The Informant! started out a bit on the slow side (too many sidebar meetings & conversations for my taste), but really picked up in the second half. Advice: if you don’t know the Eric Mark (sorry, got him confused with a choral composer) Whitacre story (the movie is based on an actual event), then don’t read up on it before you leave. I saw this same advice in a movie column yesterday morning, and I’m glad I took it. The last 20 minutes of the film are *much* more satisfying and revealing if you don’t know how everything ended in real life.

Suffice it to say that the story’s twists are really twisted, and Damon is dead-center in capturing Whitacre’s bizarro personality. On the brand-new “Rat-O-Meter” movie scale of five cheeses, I give it:

Have a grand Sunday. Back underground…

RF

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Mavis
Mavis
10 years ago

That boy certainly is amazing! I actually thought he was “yawning” while watching the derby! ;0) I’m thrilled that he had a good time. He’s the most expressive toddler I’ve ever known!

How great that you ended up enjoying the movie! 4 cheeses from the Rat is a pretty good rating.

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RD
RD
10 years ago

This grandson of your is absolutely wonderful. Being a grandparent is a fabulous pleasure and privilege. We’re having our 11th in mid January! They’ll range from age 25 to newborn!

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Art Merchclod
Art Merchclod
10 years ago

Thanks for the review Fink. I will be sure to see it soon.

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art
art
10 years ago
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Soderbergh is an experimental chap. I expect nothing less that kooky scores and crazy fonts.

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art
art
10 years ago

*than

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