Friends with Money is one of those maddening movies that film critics typically love because itís all about dialogue and flawed characters. From what Iíve read after seeing it, I am somewhat surprised that it only received lukewarm reviews. Thatís about what it deserves. In a nutshell, the film depicts that life is unfair, life is imperfect, and life doesnít always turn out the way you hoped ... you know, basically everything you might go to a movie to get away from. I suppose thatís very unfair of me because some movies get this right (See American Beauty or Ordinary People). I guess films of that caliber are the only ones that can get this kind of movie right. At least, thatís what I think. Friends with Money has moments but it just runs in too many directions, exploring some aspects briefly and others way too long. Itís worth seeing but not worth a rental or Pay-Per-View. Wait for HBO/Showtime/Cinemax.
The 2006 World Series
Detroit Tigers: I think the layoff hurt the Tigers but I think their youth and inexperience hurt them even more. And those nerves. Where did they come from? This team waxed the Yankees and A's. What happened to their confidence? On the bright side, they still have youth and they now have experience.
World Champion St Louis Cardinals: In spite of a boatload of critics and naysayers, the Cards played good enough to beat the teams they had to play on their journey to the World Championship and NO ONE ELSE did. They are a worthy champion and as Mel Allen would say, ďHow about that?Ē
It would be easy to say and a lot of people are saying that the Tigers have the nucleus of a powerful team for the foreseeable future but thatís just nonsense. In the era weíre in now, injuries, free agency, and the nature of team sports takes a toll on team chemistry and all teams pay that toll. Sports dynasties are pretty much a thing of the past and I find that refreshing. In fact, good riddance. I like that almost any team can win any year. I like that you donít have to spend almost twice what anyone else spends on players to win although I am concerned that doing so puts you in a position to win every year. I like seeing championships going to places like Detroit, St Louis, Tampa, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Miami, and Arizona as often as they go to New York, Los Angeles, or Chicago. Too bad if the networks donít.
Quote of the Day
And if you feel that you can't go on
And your will's sinkin' low
Just believe and you can't go wrong
In the light you will find the road
You will find the road
Led Zeppelin, In The Light
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