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Friday, March 1, 2013


One of life’s great imponderables is what defines a person. Is it their I.Q.? Perhaps it is there personality. In other words what is a person really worth? That is the question brought to mind after I saw this amazing flick. The titular character in this movie is a 28-year-old woman with a learning disability. In short her mind stopped developing when she was three. She has been living in a state run home all her life and now this institute is closing. Her brother is her only living relative and so the burden of responsibility is dumped on him to take care of her. At first this task seems too hard to take but the doctors have a solution. They can boost her I.Q. and make her seem more “noramal’. This solution seems perfect at first but then it seems it may only be a temporary fix. When Molly reverts back to her childish self the problems start to arise. Elisabeth shoe plays the aforementioned Molly to near flawless perfection. Her brother (a busy business man) is played by Aaron Eckhart. Both roles are played well and totally believable. The movie is fairly short at one hour and twenty -seven minuets lone and paced well. It is never boring and has no unnecessary scenes. The smaller roles are played well too and are all necessary to the plot of this film. This is an interesting movie with a fairly original plot. We have seen stories like it before like Jack but never was one film so thought provoking. There are elements of romance, comedy and drama are rolled into this movie. It is a fun film to watch and will be in your brain for hours. I enjoyed this film from beginning to end and will be looking for Elisabeth Shue more in the future. Grade A+

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A note from an editor!

Hi Matthew,

Thank you for the time and effort you put into this piece, especially on a Saturday morning. I can tell you definitely took good notes of everything that was going on during the event!

We still have some work to do before this piece is ready to print. Your piece has a lot of information, but it doesn’t sound like a news article. What was the point of his speech/presentation? Why was he addressing this audience? What is Vanguard? What does the company do – who does it serve? You spend a lot of time narrating (for example, how he was injured), but did not report on the purpose of the event. You can maybe mention his appearance/joking about it in a sentence or two, but do not take several paragraphs to do so. Also, I like how you mentioned where the name “Vanguard” comes from.

There are a lot of spelling errors in this piece – make sure you proof read each sentence carefully.

I know I am getting back to you a little later I hoped, and I’m sorry about that! But if you have time tonight, please go through my suggestions and try to rework your piece. You can send me what you have tonight/tomorrow morning. Please bring a copy of it to the meeting tomorrow and we will discuss it further from there.

Once again, thanks for your hard work and promptness! Remember this is a learning process, and we are all part of the Waltonian team!

Talk to you soon!

Ten Most pathetic movie stars that still have careers.

(In A - B -C Order)

1. Hayden Christensen

2. Tom Crusie

3. Kevin Costner

4. Keeanu Reeves

5. Denise Richards

6. Adam Sandler

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. William Shatner

9. Sylvester Stalloan

10. John Claude Van dahm