For reasons we do not know or witness, Georgie plants a kiss on the back of the neck of a complete, elder stranger at a London train station, and we are swept into their lives and, in particular, the rambling dialogue of Georgie, played by the always charming Mary-Louise Parker, who is totally in her element with this character….and she is a “character.”
Alex, the kiss recipient, is played with sensitivity and grace by Denis Arndt, and he is the perfect unlikely match to her over the top Georgie.
Georgie is an attractive 42 year old free spirit with a 19 year old son who she yearns to reconnect with. Alex is a celibate, butcher shop owner whose business is declining, and at age 75, is not remotely interested in her gregarious, often off-putting, off-color conversation. Georgie runs at the mouth, and listening to her can be both exhausting and exhilarating. Georgie is from New Jersey, and she likes to swear. “I have a complete inability to control my own language,” she says. She introduces herself as an assassin, then advises she’s a waitress at a restaurant where the food “transports me to places I’ve never been to.” She later … Continue reading..