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Movie Review: Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein

I managed to sneak another movie in this weekend and it also counts for R.I.P X!


Young Frankenstein came out in 1974 so it’s been out for awhile and includes such greats as Gene Wilder, Terri Garr, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn and Cloris Leachman.

Shot in B&W, it’s just gorgeous to watch. The lighting, the extreme close-ups and the subtle humor is what makes this film a fave. I’ve never seen it in its entirety so it was a pleasure to finally sit down to it this weekend.

Gene Wilder plays Dr. Frankenstein, the grandson of the famous doctor we all know. He inherits his grandfather’s castle and  repeats the experiments of the past with hilarious results. It’s a movie for the entire family, but it should be noted, that many of the jokes went over the nearly twelve-year-old’s head. As I said, the humor is quite subtle.

The film was directed by Mel Brooks and it’s a classic, must-see film. If you haven’t see it, you really should. It’s great that the entire family can watch it too. The Girl is at the age where she wants to be scared and watch all the Halloween movies we do, but I know her and this is definitely more her speed. Plus, classic movie buffs will eat this one up.

What’s On Your Mind?

I’ll tell you what’s on mine, the WEEKEND! I only worked three days this week but man, it sure feels like twelve.

I am still trying to come up with my “one word” for this year. Last year I chose Simplicity and for the most part, I did manage to pull some of it off. I can continue with that but my mind just isn’t focused enough to come up with a decent word for this year. Don’t say ‘focus’. Hahaha. I’d be a big failure if I went with that word.

After my forced reading break I have read four books so far this year. Once I was able to, I really dove in. Feels good to finally be reading again. I need that time to balance me out and trust me, if you asked my kids or Hub, they’d agree that I was a bit off for over a month. I am going to try to do whatever errands I need to do tomorrow so I can relax come Sunday.

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Tonight? I am really craving a lettuce-wrapped burger and fries and then hopefully I will get to watch The Hundred-Foot Journey. Sometimes, I cannot convince my family to see these types of  movies but when I am successful, they usually agree that they are very good. The Girl is a challenge, she always wants a Rom-Com and The Teen will either want slapstick comedy or an action flick. I have a hard crowd to please.

So, what’s on your mind? Any plans for the weekend? I have the new Stewart O’Nan book (West of Sunset) and I am dying to read it this weekend.