City of Ember
Well, I had a nice relaxing weekend and I'm feeling a bit better.
J was on nights all last week, and it was nice to finally just hang out and just spend the weekend together. Besides making some tasty foods and reading a lot, we rented City of Ember, which I'd recommend. It's a kids film, but it is really high concept. Sort of a modern day Logan's Run, in that a society has failed by destroying the world, so they build an underground city for people to retreat to and live in for 200 years until it is safe to come up to the surface again. The builders leave behind instructions on what to do when the time is up so the people know how to get back to the surface...only over time the message becomes legend and the instructions get misplaced. Suddenly it's been longer than 200 years and the power and food supplies are waning...what to do? A few people find the old plans and try to follow them and find out what is going on and how to get up to the surface.
This never made it to our theatres, which is a shame. It's a good story with no violence or easy outs-full of creativity and ideas. If you get the chance to rent it do, it was very imaginative.