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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Report Card----"Her"

""Her" is (are? am? be?) a wondrous movie.
Imaginative, intriguing, gripping,stunning, groundbreaking, thoughtful, intelligent, brilliant, clean, thrifty, brave, and reverent.
Obviously, words fail me in describing this movie.
In the not too distant future, a man develops a personal relationship with his computer program.
It's as if his Siri developed a soul.
It sounds simple enough, but it is extraordinarily layered.

On to the scoring:

Is it interesting?

Asked and answered

Compelling even?

Almost constantly.

Is it controversial?


Is it a story worth telling?


Is it good storytelling?

Wonderful storytelling.

Is it well written?


Is it well cast? Well played?, Well shot?

Amy Adams, of course, is in this one too.  Though unseen, Scarlett Johanssen steals the show.
It is shot amazingly

Is it too long? Too short?

Never an issue.

Is it believable? Do you care about the characters?

Absolutely, and absolutely.

Is it predictable? Does it surprise you?

You do see where it's  headed a mile away.  It's the only possible weakness.
But you don't mind that it goes where it's going.

Do you think about it after you've seen it?

Particularly when I'm communicating with my Siri.

Is it funny?

Here and there, not that it matters.

Would it have been worth the thirteen bucks it would have cost to see it in the movies?

Thirteen Euros, even.

Is it impressive ?


Overall grade: A+.

It certainly deserves it's Oscar nomination.

My books ,"Show Runner" and it's sequel, "Show Runner Two", can be found at the Amazon Kindle Store.
Along with the newer ones, "The Man Is Dead", and "Report Cards".
You can search by typing in my name, Cindy Williams, Laverne and Shirley, The Odd Couple, or Happy Days.
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I have many readings and signings lined up for those, and the thing about Kindle is you can't sign one. If you'd like one of the paperbacks, personally autographed, contact me at

And now, we've got my reading of my "Laverne and Shirley Movie" screenplay on YouTube.



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Hi. I am, according to my Wikipedia entry,(which I did not create) a noted television writer, playwright, screenwriter, and occasional actor. You can Google me or go to the IMDB to get my credits, and you can come here to get my opinions on things, which I'll try to express eloquently. Hopefully I'll succeed. You can also e-mail me at Perhaps my biggest claim to fame is being responsible, for about six months in 1975, while Head Writer for the "Happy Days" TV series, for Americans saying to each other "Sit on it."