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Monday, May 28, 2018

A Review: The 5:17 To Paris with bonus Jenna Fischer and Judy Greer

I missed the 5:17 To Paris in the theaters, but watched it via streaming.  It was a great story, but in a way I did not imagine. This is a movie on how kids who school administrators and teachers considered incorrigible and worthless ADD/ADHD kids, are really over looked (and often over medicated). Given their fascination with air soft guns, I am surprised they weren't targeted as potential school shooters (they would be today). But thanks to mothers who believed in them and their friendship with each other (and some Air Force and Oregon National Guard training), they rose to the occasion when they had to. We should celebrate this sort of heroism.  

I thought the stylization and flash back story telling by Clint Eastwood was effective (at least for me). Casting acting newcomers Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone as themselves worked better than I would have imagined.

The only real-life hero missing is a 28-year-old French banker who was first to confront the terrorist while waiting to use an onboard bathroom. Often referred to as Damien A., he wished to remain anonymous after the ordeal.

History vs. Hollywood: The 5:17 To Paris (Eastwood make the film pretty close to history)

While the boys are the heroes, so are their mom!  Played by Jenna Fischer (aka Pam from The Office)

Rule 5 and FMJRA

Wired Right: Kyla Cole

Woodsterman: Olaf's Cow

Goodstuff Cyber Blog: 216th Ed.

Hogewash: More on TRAPPIST 1

Irons in the Fire: It's been a wet Friday

Grouchy Old Cripple: Saturday Boobage

Lem's Place: Shaking Hands and Tonkatsu

Animal Magnetism: Saturday Gingermageddon

American Power:  Emily Ratajkowski Photo Shoot

Feral Irishman: SundeyesCoffee Time and Art Lover

By Other Means: Tuesday Tap, Rack, and Bang and Seeing Red

A collection of sites known for appreciation of Rule 5 and some heroic American kids in Europe (it has been a while since we celebrated that, and I also liked the Eagle's Nest reference in the movie):

1 comment:

  1. Cheryl/Carol Tunt/Charlotte Vandertunt/Sratton in the big time?


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