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I need a better Jane Adams icon. Like one of Mel, wearing sunglasses in Cafe Nervosa & being fierce.

So Jane Adams is in a new movie called Lifelines1, 2. Here are some things to note about this movie:

  • It is getting good reviews.3
  • It is the first movie in which Jane Adams has had top billing, or indeed any sort of major role at all, since Happiness in 1998.
  • It is only showing in New York and LA.


When I originally wrote this entry I drafted it out in Notepad and I had a very long and punctuationless spiel here about how I was posting a poll but the posting of the poll should not be taken to indicate in any way shape or form that I was considering either or perhaps any of the options that it included, because so far from considering them I didn't even know what they would be or how many of them there would be, hence the "either or any" part, because sometimes my fingers just take over and ask things about Hannah Montana and it is not my fault at all and no one should ever suspect that I would do anything as wacky or excruciatingly uncool as the options that I think my fingers might want to type into the poll only I couldn't be sure, you see, because I hadn't typed it yet. Anyway, I forgot to copy-paste that part, and then I closed Notepad without saving. I know you all mourn its loss. Ahem.

We now return to our regularly scheduled broadcasting:

Which of the following things would you be more likely to do?

Spend one weekend day traveling ten hours round-trip on a cramped bus in order to see Lifelines starring Jane Adams
0(0.0%)
Go to see the Hannah Montana movie in your own town
0(0.0%)
I would do both of these things, oh yes I would
0(0.0%)
I would not do either of these things if the alternative were being struck endlessly over the head with a ball-peen hammer until my skull cracked and my brain turned to jelly
0(0.0%)
I see no need to draw a distinction between having your skull cracked and your brain jellied by a ball-peen hammer and seeing the Hannah Montana movie
8(44.4%)
How much does the bus cost?
1(5.6%)


Thank you for your input. Of course I have already forgotten what the poll says, my fingers’ muscle memory being short; but I am sure I will value your contributions.

1Yes, the movie used to be titled Wherever You Are, and no, IMDb hasn’t caught up with the change yet.
2Yes, the art on the movie poster for this looks exactly like the one for Happiness.
3”One of the most exquisite images on screen this year was the lovely face of the brilliantly talented Jane Adams, who plays Nancy, the mother of a profoundly dysfunctional family in this film from first-time writer-director Rob Margolies.” There are other good reviews but this is the one I am plucking because I TOLD YOU SHE IS AWESOME AND ALSO BEAUTIFUL, I TOLD YOU ALL, AND NOW MOVIE MOM SAYS IT TOO, AND SURELY YOU WILL NOT CONTRADICT THE AUGUST (ALBEIT ADVERB-ADDLED)iAUTHORITY OF MOVIE MOM

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meebleONLY I DON'T THINK IT COUNTS AS ALLITERATION BECAUSE THOSE AREN'T ALL THE SAME SOUND, LIKE HOW YOU SHOULDN'T COUNT "COVETED CHOCOLATE CONFECTION" OR SOMETHING AS ALLITERATION BECAUSE THE CH SOUND IS NOT THE SAME AS THE C SOUNDweeble

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Comments

Posted by: Spencer Irving (archaica)
Posted at: April 10th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)

You are in fact a demented fangirl.

P.S. :

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: April 10th, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)

Ha! Banner it, banner it!

Posted by: Spencer Irving (archaica)
Posted at: April 10th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)

Huh? What do you mean?

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: April 10th, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)

It should be a banner on your LJ!

Posted by: Spencer Irving (archaica)
Posted at: April 10th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)

Heh! No, I'm gonna save that for the new blog I'm custom-building myself.

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Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: April 10th, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)

I can't really make an informed opinion because I don't like movies that have to do with profoundly disfunctional people. I like my movies frothy and angst-light, thank you.

See, now, between this and HSM, I totally thought you'd vote to go to Hannah Montana! O.O

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Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: April 10th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)

Well, sure, the writing is painful, but doesn't it flash you back to the days of your youth when you loved shows like Saved by the Bell or whatever, and don't you sort of think Emily Osment is adorable and respect Miley Cyrus for provided a model for kids who does not seem to be headed into Lindsey Lohan terrain? Absolutely! I would never deny the ball-peen hammer effect of the show, and in fact I SUPPORT THAT ASSERTION WHOLEHEARTEDLY NO NO NO NO DON'T TAKE MY HIPSTER BADGE AWAY I AM A COOL PERSON I SWEEEEEAR

Edited at 2009-04-10 06:44 pm (UTC)

Posted by: don draper's gin-soaked conscience (theholyinnocent)
Posted at: April 10th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC)

Or you could just wait until it comes out on DVD? (Everything comes out on DVD these days.)

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: April 10th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)

Does everything, really? It's a serious question. This is a tiny-tiny indie movie, obvs. Even if it comes out on DVD, is Netflix going to have it? I feel like I've had trouble getting some of her stuff off Netflix before.

Posted by: Spencer Irving (archaica)
Posted at: April 10th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)

If nothing else, you can order it online, which would probably be cheaper than the bus ride.

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: April 10th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)

Well, technically, if you are very flexible with your schedule, you can sometimes get buses for $1 or $2 each way and shouldn't have to pay more than $7 or $8. But I don't know if I want to leave Boston at 12:30 am and New York at 3 am, for example.

Posted by: don draper's gin-soaked conscience (theholyinnocent)
Posted at: April 10th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)

I would think if Netflix carries a film like, say, Junebug, they would carry the new Jane Adams film when it hits DVD. They have a pretty good selection of indie films, I think.

And I would be surprised if the film is never released on DVD. Most distributors and directors of small/low-budget films know that they will probably reap as much profit releasing it to DVD as they do in a theater these days.

But I understand all too well the primal urges of the fangirl, so....

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