Although I had gone into the video store specifically to get something I hadn't seen before, 20 minutes of searching yielded nothing fitting that description, so I got this old favourite. I thought it might be right for my mood, and I was right. It's shmaltzy and over-the-top at times (it is Robin Williams after all, and his character is explicitly deranged, giving him even more license to be ridiculous), but it's still got impact where it counts. I like stories of transformation, where people have legitimate obstacles to overcome, and although The Fisher King is perhaps a little too tidy in how everything wraps up, it's also got a real human warmth that I will continue to appreciate.
In other news, I'm a week into my two-month parental leave, which is really just too awesome. The weather's getting nice too. I baked bread this morning, spent lots of time reading with the kids (Ivy was sick this week), got my hands dirty in the garden and just relished not having to do too much.