There wasn't a single good thing on TV last night so we
decided to see a pay-per-view movie.
With several good movies to pick from we decided to
purchase the movie HUGO.
This is the type of movie we normally wouldn't see
but it was nominated for [and won] so many awards we
wanted to see what it was all about.
Julep and Derby basically watched the entire movie with us
on the sofa or when the excitement of doggie action was to
much the jumped to the floor and barked.
There were big doggies and little doggies [much to their delight]
that kept their attention focused.
The plot was good, not brilliant, but enjoyable.
The scenery was interesting, very detailed and it had a happy ending.
... PLOT ...
In 1931, Hugo Cabret, a 12-year-old boy, lives with his widowed father, a master clockmaker in Paris. Hugo's father takes him to see films and particularly loves the films of Georges Méliès. Hugo's father dies in a museum fire, and Hugo is taken away by his uncle, an alcoholic watchmaker who is responsible for maintaining the clocks in the railway station Gare Montparnasse. His uncle teaches him to take care of the clocks and then disappears.
Hugo lives between the walls of the station, maintaining the clocks, stealing food and working on his father's most ambitious project: repairing a broken automaton, a mechanical man who is supposed to write with a pen. Convinced the automaton contains a message from his father, Hugo goes to desperate lengths to fix it. He steals mechanical parts to repair the automaton, but he is caught by a toy store owner, Georges Méliès, who takes Hugo's notebook from him, with notes and drawings for fixing the automaton.
To recover the notebook, Hugo follows Méliès to his house and meets Isabelle, an orphan close to his age and Georges' goddaughter. She promises to help. The next day, Méliès gives some ashes to Hugo, referring to them as the notebook's remains, but Isabelle informs him that the notebook was not burnt. Finally Méliès agrees that Hugo may earn the notebook back by working for him until he pays for all the things he stole from the shop.
... TO LEARN HOW HUGO ENDS ...
... YOU'LL JUST HAVE TO WATCH THE MOVIE ...