Off-topic movie review: J. Edgar

The biggest thing I took away from Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar is that this guy:

grows old to become this guy:

Ah, aging: it’s the great equalizer, isn’t it? It gives us uglies the hope to embrace wrinkles and liver spots.

Otherwise, the movie seemed to be about a man who served his country and left it with the federal fingerprint database. And a national sense of paranoia. And a conflicted sexuality. And Norman Bates’ fashion sense.

And the foreboding sense that those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.

But that may be a little off topic.


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