Sunday surely is the laziest day of the week. There sure is a great feeling to sleep late and be lazy on this day. Even though I woke up by 9 am, I could have gone back to sleep for another couple of hours. Wake up I did but the laziness got the better of me; I was supposed to go to Thoppumpady and collect my relieving letter from the old company as I have submit it to my current place of work. I later decided to postpone the trip to tomorrow and then laid back and read the newspaper at leisure. I spent most of the morning chatting with Kichu & his mom; since they had a mic I could hear the two of them through GoogleTalk but they couldn’t hear me. Kichu was playing his guitar and pretending to be Dave Murray, Adrian Smith & Jannick Gers all at the same time.
The afternoon sped by as I ripped my CDs slowly one at a time. The evening was up for grabs; my parents went to see Sherine and her kids. Madhu was indisposed for a few days, so Anil & I decided to head out for a evening on our own. We met at the HDFC ATM at Kacheripady and took an auto to Menaka. We went to the bar @ Hotel Sea Shells which, the only time we went there had a great ambience and great food. So we settled down and ordered two vodkas for me & two rums for Anil. We had some beef & egg burji to accompany them and we started out usual chat about the same stuff – work, career, money, women, marriage & the three of us! It’s funny how it seems like we are having the continuation of the same conversation when we get together. Anyway, both Anil & I wanted to leave earlier than usual so by 9:45 pm we were outta there.
I came home in time to catch most of the Arsenal vs Manchester United match. I was hoping for Liverpool to beat Chelsea yesterday and they did. 2-0! And then I wanted to see Arsenal beat Man U. And they did! Both Robin Van Persie & Theiry Henry scored goals and the Gunners edged out Manchester 2-1. Man U took the lead in the 53 minute when Wayne Rooney headed in a goal but 30 minutes later Van Persie equalised for the London side. Then, deep in injury time, captain Henry headed in a goal to clinch it for Arsenal and the Emirates stadium went wild. This means that both Liverpool and Arsenal do have slim chances of winning the league.
Song for the day – “Bad Boys Running Wild” – THE SCORPIONS
Starring Kathleen Robertson (Beth) & Andrea Roth (Diana), Last Exit is the story of two women, whose lives collide on a hot & humid summer day. From director John Fawcett, comes this tale of what happens when stress finally gets the better of us in our hectic life. Beth is a divorced mother of Benji, a young boy in a wheelchair. They live in small cramped apartment in Montreal, Quebec. In the same city lives Diana, a successful advertising agent up for a promotion & mother of two. It is set during a sweltering heat wave in the city and both the stress and the humidity finally takes a toll.
Diana cuts off Beth during traffic on the speedway, leading to the latter missing her turn and having to go throught a longer time to collect a courier for her office. She ends up having to waste a lot of time to get the package back. There is a great scene as she chases the courier guy on foot, while he is on a bicycle. She ends up getting fired as the delay caused problems for her boss. Meanwhile, Diana is in between two huge projects and is trying to get a tv commercial for a sports car to be completed. Her son gets suspended for bringing his dad’s gun to school, her husband is trying to get a new job, her daughter is going through her first period and Diana herself is pregnant.
Beth’s ex-husband is now wanting to get his son to stay with him in light of Beth losing her job. Angry at him, she nearly crashes into a truck and Benji gets a cut in the process. His father comes to take him to his home and have him stay with him and his current girlfriend. Angry, upset & frustrated Beth tries to go home but her car stalls. Diana, who is trying to salvage a botched up project, is rushing to the airport and keeps honking at Beth, who snaps and yells at the former. Diana quickly moves the car, almost hitting Beth. Livid at the rudeness, Beth is at her wits end and starts attacking Diana’s car, smashing the side mirror. She chases Diana’s car and they both crash on a road that is being constructed.
Diana is clearly the more heavily injured of the two and lies in an upturned car as the rains start to pour. Beth comes to her senses and calls the police to come to Diana’s aid. Although injured herself, she tries to help Diana and informs her that help is on the way. However, Diana still reeling & confused from the attack, shoots Beth with the guy that her son had taken from his father. They are both rushed to the hospital where Beth dies. Diana’s leg is amputated and the movie ends on the possibility of her going to jail (although she claims self-defense) but her baby is fine and Benji goes to stay with his father.
I was quite impressed with this fast paced and though-provoking movie. The music plays a very important role as it builds up the tension and frustration that builds in the two women and especially in Beth. 8 outta 10.