Movie of the Week: Mirror Mirror
No movie last week because of the snow, so this week we went to see Mirror Mirror a week late. It's school holidays and the cinema was filled with apparently incontinent youngsters judging by the number who bobbed up and down in front of the screen on loo trips mid-movie, but despite that the movie was sweet and sometimes funny though never a laugh-a-minute. It's a retelling of Snow White of course, with Julia Roberts as the wicked queen who has taken over the kingdom and is trying to marry the prince for his money. Snow has been confined to quarters for most of her life, but on her eighteenth birthday finally learns to stand up for herself. The seven dwarves are not Disneyfied, thank goodness and are perhaps the best thing about this movie. Julia Roberts is suitably wicked as the trying-not-to-show-her-age queen and there's a nice surprise at the end.