Milk Does a Body Good

You know that that headline is being used all around the country is reference to former Mr. Madonna‘s new movie. It has to be.

And for good reason.

Milk is a great movie. If you’re presented the opportunity to see it, I highly recommend you seize it. Although, this is one that will also play well on the small screen. At the end of the flick my friend says to me, well that was depressing. And she’s right – it doesn’t end on a happy note. But what I find more depressing is that 20 years later we’re having the same issues in the same state. Good grief people. We’ve been denying civil liberties to a class of people FOREVER, let’s move on. I think one of the most powerful points was when Milk tells Mayor Mascone that if he reinstates Supervisor White that the mayor won’t be re-elected, that he won’t even be able to get the job as the dog catcher because the gay population won’t support him. And the mayor doesn’t reinstate Supervisor White. He knew then what people are learning now (or again) that when a group is motivated there is little that cannot be accomplished. I mean, look at our President-elect.

Anyway, go. Or rent. Either way, add it to your list of must-sees in 2009.

As for the winner of my copy of The Departed, it’s Kim the knitting librarian from BigBadWolf. Kim, send me your address and I’ll drop your movie in the mail.

I plan to watch American Gangster this weekend. If I manage to do that, it’ll be given away on Monday.

4 smart people left their mark:

  1. Tracie, 9. January 2009, 8:17

    I loved Milk! I couldn’t wait to see it and just knew that it was going to be moving…even award winning. I pray for a time when civil liberties applies to everybody…not just a group. I am with you…this is a MUST SEE movie.

    BTW…I did watch American Gangster a month ago and it was good. Not great…but good.

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  2. Kelly O, 9. January 2009, 13:35

    I totally want to see Milk, but mostly for the make-out scenes with James Franco. Can I forward past the sad parts?

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  3. Catherine, 9. January 2009, 14:07

    Kelly O – If you FF through the sad parts you’ll miss half the movie.

  4. Nicole, 29. January 2009, 0:28

    Oh I can’t wait until I have a baby free night — or afternoon, I’m not picky — to go see Milk!