Wednesday, March 02, 2011
The Hot Chocolate and Popcorn Movie Review
If you read my sidebar, you know I love movies and often watch 5-6 per week. I also dislike winter, especially up here in the Siberia of the East Coast. Movies, hot cocoa and popcorn get me through these dark, cold and lonely nights. I plan to post a Hot Chocolate Review every now and again, focusing on movies made from novels, plays, poems and so forth. Today: Esther Freud.
I love tracking down somewhat obscure writers. Esther Freud is not well known in this country but she has written a number of low key literary novels including The Sea House. Her first novel, Hideous Kinky, is semi-autobiographical. It tells the story of two young girls who travel to Morocco in the 70's with their mother, escaping a messy divorce. The movie stars Kate Winslet. If you enjoy exotic settings such as Morocco and a sixties flavor you might enjoy this one. Esther Freud is the daughter of painter Lucian Freud and great-granddaughter of Sigmond Freud. (this is not a very good clip of the movie but all I could find, sorry.)