Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sweet Death

 Whenever we screen a movie with major stars some one comes along and says: "I thought you guys only show  bad movies?" My usual response is "We show movies of peculiar interest."

Grace Quigley  falls into that category. It features Katherine Hepburn in one of her final roles. It's a story about a proud woman who doesn't want to die old and feeble. She wants to die with both guns blasting away, so she blackmails a hit-man into snuffing her out. She's very thoughtful because she adds her friends to the list of death. Like the film 'Harold and Maude', 
it handles the subject of aging and dying with comedy and warmth.

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