They Didn't Ask Me (dr_phil_physics) wrote,
They Didn't Ask Me

HBO THIRTY -- Tequila Sunrise

Thirtieth session: Tequila Sunrise
Ah, 1988. Pay phones. Handheld radios. And very young Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell, Raul Julia. And Michelle Pfeiffer. (sigh) High end Italian dining. (yum) (We ate at Pereddies in Holland on Saturday. Seriously lovely food -- Caesar salad with extra anchovies, lasagne with meatballs, wondrous Preddies bread, and the best Key lime pie.) (double-yum)

I remember liking this movie when I first saw it 26 years ago. Mel has moments of those crazy eyes, yet is good with kids. Kurt is conflicted, but is having way too much fun putting down idiots. Raul is suave, sophisticated and way over caffeinated -- or something. Michelle is elegant running her restaurant. But everything is in flux. Mel's friendships with Kurt and Raul complicate things -- and two people are trying to get the same girl -- all in the middle of a $50 million drug deal.

As things are crumbling, Michelle is diminished, crushed, no longer in control. We don't always think of those in service industries as having lives, as we only see the public face and expect great service.

This cannot end well.

And it does end. But at 117 minutes, it runs too long for one dive -- and the Wikipedia and IMDb entries don't give a lot of detail. I guess I'm spoiled with the extensive writeups for current shows and movies. Have to find it on Netflix, because...


This ends the first set of thirty ordered dives in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber. To do more, the teams have to meet. I see Infectious Diseases this week and my Podiatric surgeon next week, so if we do more dives it'll be in two weeks.

Said goodbye to Mary on Friday, Doug and Darla today. They're happy to have someone complete their runs and hope it did its job. Some people have to do a lot more than thirty. Forty, sixty, over a hundred. Over two hundred and they nickname your tank after you. Mine is just A.

Was amused on the drive in today, hit downtown G.R. and made all the lights and lane changes to Ionia -- not bad.

With that four hour door-to-door block free now, I'll have to slow down on movies, I reckon. And for the record, it was:

26 movies in 30 days. Plus 30 blog posts.

Whew. I'm exhausted. Maybe I'll take a nap tomorrow. (grin)

Dr. Phil

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