Friday, January 23, 2015

#1356 date night movie: The Imitation Game

T was hanging out with his friends tonight, so MT and I decided to have a little date night. We had a light dinner of soup and salad at Cafe Zupas, then we went to see The Imitation Game.

The film is nominated for a Best Picture Oscar this year. The film is BOATS - Based on a True Story - and stars the strangely appealing Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a mathematical genius who applies to work for the government to crack the Nazi code, Enigma, during WWII.  Turing is a bit socially awkward and has a tough time fitting in with the rest of the really smart people the government hired to crack the code. He figures out what he needs to do and just sets to it and doesn't follow along with what the others are doing at all. Of course in the end, he does figure it out and the machine he invents eventually, years and years later, becomes this lovely piece of machinery that I'm using to chat with you today.

Cumberbatch was outstanding. He is the perfect mix of smart and condescending and lovable, too. You kind of go between rooting for him and wanting to slap him. Keira Knightley is also very good. I basically like her in everything.

MT and I both really enjoyed the movie. It's a good story and sad too.


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