Monday, October 13, 2008

The Dance

This was in the (small) movie section at our library. I hadn't heard about it, but when I picked it up I noticed it was by the people who did The Best Two Years. I thought that was a great show, so I figured this one must also be very good.

Unfortunately, it did not live up to my expectations. The cinematography was very good, but the story wasn't. The main guy in The Best Two Years is home from his mission and going to Harvard (I think that was the school). He's been home a few months, and is sort of struggling. One of his professors (who I'm pretty sure was his mission president in the last movie--but not sure if he's supposed to be the same guy) talks him into going to a single adult dance. He doesn't have a date, but finds an old girlfriend of his brother, and talks her into going. She's not a member, and wears a dress to the dance that isn't within the standards. The professor and his wife are the chaperons (or something--they're there), and apparently they've been married for years and just sort of ignore each other most of the time. There's another single guy there that has a divorcee come to the dance with him.

Anyway, I just didn't think there was much to the story.


Hilary said...

I just want to know who the person was that went to a single adult dance and said, Hey! Let's make a movie out of this!

Gayle said...

Sounds like a real winner.