I watched the Irish comedy "How About You" on DVD the other day and was enchanted. Nothing earth-shaking, gut-wrenching or ground-breaking, just eccentric characters with a touch of normal-life suspense. Would the old-folks home be closed? Could people change and make their world a better place or were they destined to remain bitter and cranky? (Heads-up for folks with kids, there is pot-smoking.)
The movie title and theme comes from the catchy song written by Ralph Freed and Burton Lane for "Babes on Broadway," starring Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. I'm sure you all have heard the memorable lines, "I like New York in June, how about you? I like a Gershwin tune, how about you?"
So let's have some getting-to-know-you fun and write our own lines. Here are some from me:
I like suspenseful tales, how about you? I like a tall ship's sails, how about you?..I like shooting stars at night and a vampire's flight; I like the smell of trees and honey of bees; October skies and pecan pies; marks in the sand and a roadhouse band---how about you?