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Down Periscope

by Emily L
(California, USA)

When my husband and I can't find anything else to do to relax, after eating dinner, walking the dogs, doing our chores to get ready for the next day, when ALL ELSE doesn't work, we look at each other and say "Down Periscope". Down Periscope is the most UNDERRATED film I have ever known. It is a hearty laugh out loud comical adventure about a Navy Captain in a war game trying to out-manouever the nuclear Navy with a diesel submarine. The CAST is incredibly funny from Kelsey Grammer as the Captain to Rob Schneider as the Executive Officer to Lauren Holly as the "Dive Officer" (the first female submarine officer) to a host of wonderful just wonderful character actors. It will keep you laughing til the end...

The OTHER movie we love is "The Gods Must be Crazy", a South African film about a coke bottle that a Bushman wants to get rid of. The coke bottle is an "evil thing" that drops from the sky into their Bushman world in the Kalahari and it is about the Bushman's adventures - and there are many... the cast in incredibly funny.

That's all I can say for now that relieves the tension of my life. I am currently painting my newly remodeled bathroom. Our theme is Cape Cod - sand colored tiles with a white wainscoting and pale blue walls, like the ocean. It's nice to take a shower in it. I never paid much attention to house decor growing up - basic clutter was my decorating style... but at 57 it's nice to CREATE an inviting space...

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