Finally got to see Shopgirl (sans media passes, damnit) but it was well worth the price. A beautifully photographed, funny and yet poignant love story. And it includes an incredibly awkward sex scene between Claire Danes and Jason Schwartzman. I love awkward sex scenes.
It is odd that I mentioned to someone that shots of Danes are done like Dutch paintings, because the director was the producer of "Girl with Pearl Earring." Interesting.
At any rate, well worth a look. Not a loopy romantic comedy, not a gloomy indy love story. Somewhere in between, which is nice. It's more about growing up and how we get to be who we really are, rather than a two-hour excuse to show Claire Danes naked.
Light posting this week, I'm afraid . . . the social life is suddenly more lively and work is kicking into full, end-of-year chaos.