Couple a weeks ago i was digging through the cheap dvd bin...the one that's nearly as tall as i am, and filled mostly with movies like The Animated Matrix and the Left Behind Series. i was about to give up the search when familiar green letters caught my eye....about 2/3 of the way down was a movie i'd seen a million times in high school. a movie i LOVED
my best friend was with me, and if ever there was someone who could skillfully maneuver through four feet of mediocre dvd's....it's totally her.
two and a half minutes later i had it in my hot little hands
that's right my friends...GATTACA
there's something you should know about me...i have a great memory for all kinds of things...but movie details leave me the minute the film is over. i can generally recall if i liked the movie or not...other than that, well, i just don't know.
which is actually kind of a nice quirk if you think about it. i really get more for my money when i buy movies...it's like the FIRST time EVERY time!
so, have you seen this film? i'd totally recommend it. i'm not a fan of ethan hawk or uma thurman or jude law...but somehow the combination of the three is magic...like how when you read the ingredients of thousand island dressing it sounds all icky, but then you smear it on your salad and YUM! it's like that. you're welcome to borrow mine.
movie that is...i'm keeping the dressing for myself
anyways, i had a point to make. so in this movie, you've got your genetically engineered perfect people (the valids) and the people that are born the good ol' fashioned way (ask your dad...he'll explain it). those guys are called in-valids. and basically the in-valids can't get jobs, cause they're considered to be all defective.
i'm not going to give you all the details (mostly cause i can't remember them, even though i just watched it again two days ago). throughout the movie, the big boss dudes do all this genetic testing to make sure that no in-valids are posing as valids...and of couse one guy is. so this guy has to go through all kinds of stuff to not get discovered...he's gotta get rid of anything containing his dna.
so ever since i rediscovered the movie, i'm uber paranoid about leaving behind dna evidence. like if a genie offered me anything i wanted right now, i'd TOTALLY choose one of those air squirter things that cleans between the letters in the keyboard. that would be awesome.
i think i wiped off my computer screen six times today. and don't get me started on the lint brush
on a completely unrelated note...if you have any taste in music at all, you'll be interested to know that the new Jack Johnson cd (which is the original soundtrack for the upcoming Curious George movie.....SO ADORABLE) was released today, and is only ten bucks at Target. go now....quickly.