Monday, April 14, 2008

To Make "Atonement"

In a very elegant cocktail shaker, preferably sterling silver and engraved, combine two parts "Brideshead Revisited" with one part "The Children's Hour". To that add a jigger of the highest quality cinematography and a shot of fine acting by James McAvoy with a splash of Keira Knightly being Keira Knightly.

Shake vigorously, making sure that the storyline is not linear. Pour over ice and float a tablespoon of Creme de Surprise over the top.

Garnish with Vanessa Redgrave.

Makes one memorable cocktail.

The Film Czarina gives "Atonement" 3 ¾ out of 5 Koihead.



Blogger sageweb opined...

Oh I avoided that movie because I thought I might fall asleep during it.

April 14, 2008 10:37 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

No, it won't put you to sleep, Sage. It's compelling enough, for sure. I'm still not 100% sure how I felt about it. Like, I can't see telling someone that I "loved it" or even "liked it"'s amazing to look at, it doesn't always go where you think it's going to go and it certainly makes me want to rethink my wardrobe. I responded to it more intellectually than emotionally, though. And I think the film-makers expected me to have a reaction. Me being the general public.

I think this comment is longer than the actual review.

April 14, 2008 10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous opined...

I think I am enjoying your review more than I will the movie. Probably. Hi. (:

April 14, 2008 1:04 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Well, Hat, we do love our cocktails, now don't we?

April 14, 2008 2:19 PM  
Blogger Kimberly Ann opined...

I've been on the fence about seeing this one, but given the time period, I gotta give it a chance. Your review is smashing, or am I just smashed from the cocktail. Oh well. How 'bout another, barkeep. (Just finished watching Casablanca, so I'm in the mood for something boozy.)

April 14, 2008 3:37 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

(hands Ka another cocktail and fresh napkin) Here's lookin' at you, kid.

April 14, 2008 3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous opined...

Ba Ha Ha Ha (Note no W)

Went tothe organic chocolate and coffe show testerday. Had no idea there were that many and everyone was giving away free samples.

Thoug it did go by the name "Green Expo" at the convention center you and i both know why the crowd was so big. The second one should be even better. Cant wait.

Maybe some of the big names like the Sierra Club or the Mountaineers will be there.



April 14, 2008 3:46 PM  
Anonymous Syd opined...

It does sound like a lovely cocktail...

April 14, 2008 5:22 PM  
Blogger booda baby opined...

Oh, I love the scent of Brideshead Revisited. The taste had to grow on me. A friend of mine - one of those in line for the throne chappies. Oh. His father wrote 'Giant.' - anyway, he has all sorts of characters in his family as those inbred noodley sorts do and principal characters in BR were based on that family. Blah blah blah. Point is, I don't think a British book's ever been written that isn't vaguely based on some Britishy aristo.

That's a lie. I wanted to say it, though.

April 14, 2008 5:43 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Coffee AND chocolate, Anonyba? Yee haw!

Syd, especially if you're having it while wearing an exceeding lovely dress. Or, you know, cowering in a bomb shelter.

Good lord, chaps! Booda's a toff dropper.

(I'll bet that only made sense to me).

April 14, 2008 5:48 PM  
Blogger Miss Healthypants opined...

What a unique movie review, Rainey!

Loved. It. :)

April 14, 2008 7:05 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

So glad, MHP. Another cocktail for you? And there are some lovely cocktail weiners...

April 14, 2008 10:11 PM  
Blogger Willym opined...

What a cool review. Going to rent that one asap. Thank Lorraine.

April 15, 2008 12:34 AM  

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