Here are my most recent library picks:
Parker Posey was fabulous, of course. She was surprisingly convincing as a 30-something woman looking for love, hopeful but not completely desperate, a little guarded and closed-off, and full of anxiety. Her character was real and unpredictable, nuanced and thankfully not a cliche. And her mom was played by the equally fabulous Gena Rowlands. Justin Theroux was a pleasant surprise. I didn't know he was in this film, and he played a douchebag quite well.
Arsenic and Old Lace
My high school performed this my senior year. It's a fun play. Cary Grant is charming; Peter Lorre is perfectly neurotic. This movie, however, drove me nuts. It's pace is frenetic and frustrating.
Ah, but Cary Grant. Isn't he dreamy?