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Friday, January 3, 2014

Report Card---"Philomena"

I know.
It's starting to look like I've liked every movie that I've been sent.
Well, "Philomena" is no exception.
It is an outstanding movie.
Judi Dench is marvelous, but comparing her to Streep is like comparing apples to pears.
I happen to prefer apples
A mother is searching for her long lost son.
It's a true story, and a fascinating one.

On to the scoring:

Is it interesting?

Extremely. .

Compelling even?


Is it controversial?


Is it a story worth telling?


Is it good storytelling?

A great story, told in great fashion..

Is it well written?

Well enough.

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

All of the above.

Is it too long? Too short?

It never seemed long.

Is it believable? Do you care about the characters?

Absolutely, and absolutely.

Is it predictable? Does it surprise you?

Not predictable, totally surprising.

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

Quite a bit.

Is it funny?

Occasionally, considering that it is not a comedy..

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

I easily could have waited.

Is it impressive ?


Overall grade: A.

I promise you that there will be movies that I didn't like.

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.
Check them out.
You don't need a Kindle machine to download them.
Just get the free app from Kindle, and they can be downloaded to an IPhone, IPad, or Blackberry.
The paperbacks, "Mark Rothman's Essays" and my new novel, "I'm Not Garbo" are not
e-books. But they are available for people without Kindle.
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."