Okay, so I took the kids and Jake for a walk through the nature trail Dean and I discovered behind the local university. Dean had to work today, but last weekend he and I were kind of surprised that there's a gorgeous new "Laboratory of Infectious Diseases" building stuck back there at the edge of the woods. I mean, there's a medical school on that side of campus, but this building is stuck behind everything else at the back of a parking lot. Who works in there? What do they do?
I had to peek in the front windows. I expected a nice lobby, but there was just a small anteroom with a glass window like in a bank, and a metal box that said "Specimen Drop-off." Ominous! Well that made me think of the movie Coma. So, of course, I told the kids about it, and would you believe that Comcast actually had it On Demand?! Remember this scene?
But imagine my surprise when I realized that Ed Harris (just one of my favorite actors of all time) was in it. And he used to be blonde!
I'm glad Dean wasn't here to witness my squeals of delight at this movie. I didn't remember how awesome it was, with all the medical jargon and X-rays that are actually put up correctly. I knew that Robin Cook wrote the book, but I didn't know that Michael Crichton (who went to medical school with one of our local neurosurgeons) wrote the screenplay and directed it too. Here's the IMDB link for any other movie-obsessed people who want to read about how they could only suspend the actors for 6 minutes at a time in that creepy scene...