Somebodyisfromhere.com has not shut up about the fact that he is soon going abroad to Switzerland and Italy (and France?) for a month. He’s also reading the fantastic book, “In The Garden of Beasts” by Erik Larson. The nonfiction book is about the American Ambassador in Berlin during the rise of Hitler.
All of these factors got Somebodyisfromhere.com to thinking about expats. Here is his definitive list of the five best expat movies.
Good Quote: That’s a nice girl, that. But she ought to go careful in Vienna. Everybody ought to go careful in a city like this.
Quote: Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.
Quote: You’re U.S. Government property. You’re a malfunctioning $30 million weapon. You’re a total goddamn catastrophe, and by God, if it kills me, you’re going to tell me how this happened.
The Quiet American.
Quote: They say you come to Vietnam and understand a lot in a few minutes. The rest has got to be lived. They say whatever it was you were looking for, you will find here. They say there is a ghost in every house, and if you can make peace with him, he will stay quiet.
Ok, just kidding. Somebodyisfromhere.com has run out of time, though. He saw the movie on Friday. It’s about a guy and his two lady friends visiting the guy’s brother who is living in Kiev. From there they venture to Chernobyl where wild and reckless stuff happens.
From the reviews Somebodyisfromhere.com has read, this movie is one of the worst movies of all time. Somebodyisfromhere.com thinks this is unfair and not because it is a good movie, but because most horror movies suck. Comparatively speaking, it wasn’t so bad. Imdb.com users have given it a 6.1 out of 10. That seems about right.
The movie takes place in the ghost town named Pripyat where Chernobyl workers lived. The group signs up for a tour of the area in an attempt to add a little adventure to the trip. Boy did they find it.
It was pretty cool to see the deserted town. The movie, of course, featured a European in a Adidas gear which is ideal. And Somebodyifromhere.com is now a fan of Olivia Dudley.