My birth dad visited me for the first time this past weekend. We were finally connected after 35 years. You wouldn't believe how - on a social networking site. I guess that's not so unbelievable, but I don't have an account. He contacted my wife, who has a different last name than me. I guess you can find anything if you look hard enough - or smart enough. Our weekend consisted of a lot of talking, eating, and exploring. I guess staying active keeps the nerves away. By nighttime, we felt like winding down, so I turned on movies on demand on my satellite tv from http://www.directstartv.com/directv_equipment/directv_receivers.html and searched for something that would entertain us both. After some debating over three options, we went with The Taking of Pelham 123 with John Travolta.
To make a long story short, I was not impressed with this movie. What really didn't work for me was Travolta as a bad guy. I didn't think he sold it well at all. I could tell he was acting the whole time. I want to forget it's a movie and that people are acting; I want to be completely drawn in to a movie. The good news is that my birth dad enjoyed it very much. Either that or he was just saying it to make me feel good. But I think he sincerely enjoyed it, so that made it worthwhile. That said, next time I'm picking the movie.