I've had this DVD out from Netflix for...probably since December at the very least. >_< Finally got around to watching it tonight and it's really good. Wikipedia
has a very spoilery summary, but basically the plot is that Rory Culkin's character gets beat up by this boy George a lot. He tells his brother and his brother and the brother's friends come up with a plan to play a prank on George, which ends up going wrong.
I really, really liked it a lot. It could so easily have been over-the-top and preachy, but it was really low key and just told the story without trying to tell you what to think. There was a lot of fucked-up-ness going around and no one was one-dimensional, no one was all good or all bad. Nothing is black and white and everyone was very real.
Oh, and I really loved the scene where Marty robs the gas station while crying
. I think that's probably my favorite scene in the whole film.
It's basically exactly the sort of story I love to write myself. Highly recommended.
Random other things:
1. We got Easter candy on sale today at Target, including a bag of the new wild cherry M&Ms. They're really, really good, unlike the raspberry ones, and I used most of the bag to make a batch of chocolate chip cookies tonight, which turned out absolutely brilliant.
2. Went over to my mom's this morning to set up the computer for her. Now that Lorén isn't living with them anymore, they have the second bedroom free, so rather than buy a new laptop to replace the one that mysteriously crapped out, she can use the desk in there and have a regular desktop computer. We happened to have an old one in the closet, and another friend of theirs had a monitor she gave them (flat panel, too!), so we got her all set up and she gave us $200 off the rent for it, which I wasn't expecting. We are still woefully behind, but now we are at least $200 less behind. ^_^;;
3. I was this close to stalling out today due to lack of gas. The light had come on, but I'd left it that way for a few days because I was too lazy to get gas and thought it was okay, then I planned to get some today, but again, just didn't get to it, and when I was out with my mom taking something to donate to the thrift shop, the car actually started having these hiccups where it felt like I was taking my foot off the gas, only I WASN'T. And then the closest gas station was super full and had people all sticking out into the street and we had to drive up to Costco, which was a few blocks (with several lights, which were of course all red) and the car was doing that hiccupping the whole time, and my mom was praying and I was cursing other drivers and slow pedestrians... ^_^;; But we made it okay. I think the tank holds like 13 gallons or so and I filled up like 12.77. Eep! Note to self: DON'T DO THAT AGAIN. D:
4. We finally got everything settled with Toyota and we have the papers to transfer ownership to us, yay. So tomorrow we have to go down to the DMV and do all that. I can't believe it's taken over a month since we paid them. Gah. Also as it turns out, we did have the absolute cheapest insurance plan, so we can't lower that any further. But at least our monthly payments for the car will be cheaper. We were paying $272 a month and $6600 on the credit card will probably be at least $100 less than that per month. (I wish I could pay higher payments and get it paid off faster, but that is not happening with the current joblessness.)