Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Blue Like Jazz - Go See It

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If you are new to my blog, on Wednesdays I post about my experience in Hollywood as a former child/teen actress. If you want to start at the beginning of these posts go here.
Have you seen the movie Blue Like Jazz yet? I don't know about you, but I don't get to the theaters much these days - with three kids and all. And the cost of a movie being $400. However, I got out last night and saw Blue Like Jazz and loved it! Totally worth it and I'm not just saying that because my old Hollywood friend Jason Marsden was in it. And I'm not promoting Blue Like Jazz because Jason I will be doing a little Q & A on my blog with Jason about the movie in the next few weeks. The story was thoughtful and the casting and acting was legit (Jason played a creep of a youth pastor, but he's not one in real life - a creep or a youth pastor).

Jason and I rocking out at a Teen Beat party in 1990.

With Jason and the ladies a little Hollywood reunion a few years ago.

The movie was (loosely) based on Donald Miller's book (which I loved) which was sort of a memoir of his college life where he walked away from his faith and came back to it with a new set of eyes, a renewed heart, and better understanding of his own worldview. This was a grassroots type of film - funded primarily by people who loved the book. All the more reason I would love to see this film succeed. Watch the trailer and then go see it and let me know what you think. The only part of the movie that I didn't really like was this weird (and brief so that was good) animation stuff. And people floating in space. I'm just not that artsy or something. Other than that, thumbs up.

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Linda Z said...

I liked it and was infuriated a little at the same time. Is that possible? Anyway, it really made us think and we discussed it for many days.

Here's a review my husband did on it if you are interested in reading...

Donald Miller called him up to thank him and he was so excited to get to talk to DM for all of like 2 minutes. :)

Anna said...

My husband and I went and saw it on Friday. As fans of the book, we were looking forward to seeing it. We are still thinking about it (in a good way). The theme of redemption is woven into the entire movie. I keep telling people to see it as well.