Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 9:31PM
With that said- the interior design was an interesting juxtaposition, no doubt as an extension of the juxtaposition of the two families in the movie. America Ferrera's family home was a Victorian home with a traditional, cluttery welcoming mix-match decor. I was unable to find pictures for you of that place- but you can get a glimpse on this trailer.. The kitchen had the open shelf with colorful dishes and painted mixed with wood finish cabinets look. Architecturally it is really a beautiful home. They had carrara marble on the kitchen counters- which I love every time I see it, and yet it is so un-practical from a staining standpoint- that I would never suggest it.
Forest Whitaker's place was the opposite of the "homey family" feel. In contrast, it was full of expensive vases, high end everything, the latest technology, and a clean modern look. I loved his kitchen as well- you can see a peak above. The asymmetric combination of open shelves with smoked glass is really cool. This home had more of a sense of a place for everything, and everything in its place. There was no clutter, and nothing around that didn't absolutely belong.
Should you spend $21 plus babysitter to see it???? Yeah--- maybe not- but the interiors were great. Have you seen it? I am sure everyone else saw Alice in Wonderland this weekend- and maybe I should have... but Tim Burton is a little creepy to me. Anyway- if you saw it- what did you think?