...Of Mice And Men (1992). I was browsing through the DVD section at Best Buy yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to see one copy of Of Mice And Men sitting there all by its lonesome. I quickly snatched it up. Didn't even realize it was out on DVD yet. It was one I was waiting for to hit DVD. Guess I haven't been keeping up to date on what's out on DVD to well these days. The first time I watched this movie on video tape back in 1993 I thought it was something special. Gary Sinise directed a fabulous, simple, beautiful movie in Of Mice And Men. Just finished watching the DVD. You can have all the special effects extravaganza type movies, or the "fancy dancy" movies that try so hard to be different it is painful (Moulin Rouge, for example). Give me the simple little movies like Of Mice And Men, The Shawshank Redemption, The Man In The Moon, or A Perfect World any day of the week over them. Or period films like Howard's End, Sense And Sensibility, or The Remains Of The Day. But I am getting a bit off topic. If by some minor miracle you have never seen Of Mice And Men I urge you to do so. The acting is first rate and the movie is one of the better cinematic adaptations of a literary classic ever made. This is Gary Sinise's best acting to date, and Malkovich does his usual outstanding job as the "mentally challenged" Lennie. If you can fight back the tears at the end then you are a better man than I am! Even though you know what's coming, it is still very hard not to get a bit teary eyed, mainly because it is so well acted throughout, and by the end you really feel for these characters. I guess that is the true measure of the quality of a film. Yep, give me the simple little movies. They're the ones that stick with you long after the credits fade. See Of Mice And Men.