Holy Crap! It's Thursday, and I'm scheduled to work a full 8 hour shift! Of course, I'm off tomorrow. Saturday is the last day I work this week. Of course, the downer bit is that the schedule posted yesterday for 3 week out has me working 4 days. Ouch.
While almost all of the reviews for West Side Store have been very good, I did see 2 that slammed the movie. Andrea Gonzalez-Ramirez wrote for New York Magazine that the 2021 version, just like the first version, as well as the original Broadway show failed to truly show the Puerto Rican experience. Richard Brody, from the New Yorker, cited the fact that one of the neighborhoods referenced in the movie was a black neighborhood and there was only one black speaking part in the movie. I'm sure these people must have hated The Sound of Music, the most popular musical ever put on film, because the story is an almost complete fictionalization of the Von Trapp Family experience. There was no escape from a music festival, no hiding in a nunnery, and no climbing over every mountain. Nope. The Von Trapps simply packed up their belongings, got on a train, and moved to Switzerland. And as for the movie's portrayal of nuns? Well, I don't believe there were any actual nuns cast.