On Friday, we had the Dish network installed. 200 channels of groovy TV. We've enjoyed watching some shows we haven't been able to watch in the past and right now we get HBO and Showtime for 3 months free. Movies galore!
Last night, we watched "Everybody's Fine", a movie starring Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, and some other actors that I don't know much about. I thought the movie was supposed to be a little more funny than it was, so I was not expecting the storyline that unfolded. However, it was a great story. Basically, a man's wife had passed away 8 months prior and he was now living on his own. He had never really kept in touch much directly with his kids...his wife normally did that. He had invited all 4 kids and their families to his house to get together at the same time, something they hadn't done in awhile. One by one, they all called to say they couldn't make it for one reason or another. So he decides to go visit them...to surprise them. The story unfolds and there is laughter and tears; funny and scary travel scenes; and plenty of people to remind you of your own family members. I don't want to spoil it for you, so I'll stop here. I recommend it, but you WILL need a hanky or a kleenex or a sleeve. Definitely a tear jerker, but well worth the time.