When I switched on the television Kramer vs Kramer was playing. I saw that movie when it first came out but had never watched it again. As I don't often re read books I seldom re watch movies. But for some reason today the scene I was watching between Dustin Hoffman and his neighbour played by Jane Alexander intrigued me so I watched.
The first thing that I noticed of course was how young Dustin Hoffman looked and then how funny the clothing was in 1979.
Meryl Streep was very young in this too. It was fun to see her in this role now that she and I are all grown up. I did notice how much her younger self looks like my oldest daughter.
So just maybe Meryl and I were separated at birth.
Jane Alexander was in Kramer vs. Kramer as well but there is no family likeness. I didn't recognize her which means she wasn't famous at the time. She is a good solid character actor but I doubt anyone knew at the time of the filming that Meryl Streep would have the career she has had.
|Jane had the potential to be a Meryl back in the day.|
My favourite movie of the new ones I saw this month was The Grand Seduction. It was delightful.
|Filmed in Newfoundland|
The next one that I really enjoyed was called Chef.
This is a great feel good foodie movie. Dustin Hoffman has a small part which is too bad since I do like him in movies. See Kramer above.
The final film of this month is Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise and Emily Blount. I confess I am an avid watcher of Tom Cruise films. I can't help myself.
And guess what? Brendan Gleeson the star of The Grand Seduction played a supporting role in Edge of Tomorrow. So many connections.