I’d be lying if I said I was back to 100 percent. I’ve still got this headcold thing rattling the marbles in my brain, and, as usual, it’s taking a good long time to get rid of it. I’m downing the 20-proof Nyquil to get through the nights, but the day times seem to be just one Kleenex tissue after another. It’s pretty annoying, frankly.
That souring of my mood may have colored my view of K-PAX, the DVD Erin and I rented the other night. Starring Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges, one can hardly complain about the acting. In fact, I don’t have a lot to complain about except that I just didn’t get into the show like I hoped. K-PAX takes a while to get where you know it’s going, and I’m not sure the journey is worth the reward if you take my meaning. There are a few cute bits, but they’re few and far between, and I guess I didn’t find the central mystery of the film to be all that interesting. It’s well-made, and I’m willing to admit that this may be a much better film than I’m giving it credit for. If you’re a fan of Spacey or Bridges, I say don’t get your hopes too high and give it a rental. Otherwise, well, I dunno. I think I’m just in no shape to review movies right now. Sorry. Back to the Nyquil.