Friday, August 26, 2011
So tonight (actually last night now) when switching channels to catch the latest news on Irene and Libya, I stumbled on MONSOON WEDDING as it was just starting. I love Mira Nair's directing and knew some considered this her best work. Now I can see why.
If you haven't seen it, the acting is superb, and the writing and directing and editing are just as good. It's a delightfully engaging transformation of an old boy/girl plot with more contemporary and in one instance disturbing subplots, all of which are calibrated perfectly. It is a new favorite, and a great escape from the more serious news.