Money Monster

14-06-2016

Today was the first cloudy day since I arrived in Lisbon two weeks ago and I decided to go to a film. Fortunately all films here are in original language with Portuguese subtitles. This is one of the rare times when I decided to go to a film without knowing something about it. “Money Monster” was starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts, directed by Jody Foster and it seemed to be a financial / tech drama which might be worth a look. But I was so wrong. Clooney plays a showbiz type stock market TV presenter who is held at gun point on live TV. The plot had more holes in it than a colander and it went downhill after the first five minutes. A complete turkey. 1/5 (and that's being generous). 
Perhaps I should have had some inkling when I noticed that I was one of three people in the movie theatre. The one redeeming point was that it only costs €6, and that's the cheapest UCI film I’ve ever been at (Odeon, formerly UCI in Dublin costs about €12).

On a positive note, I finally got into the detail writing for the novel and wrote my 2000 words today - every journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. :)