📺 The Boy Downstairs (2017) | FilmRise / HBO

Watched The Boy Downstairs (2017) from FilmRise / HBO
Directed by Sophie Brooks. With Zosia Mamet, Matthew Shear, Deirdre O'Connell, Sarah Ramos. A young woman is forced to reflect on her first relationship when she inadvertently moves into her ex-boyfriend's apartment building.
Watched while doing other things around the house. Seems okay, but not great–just not my kind of picture really. Seems a fitting picture of the relationships of millennials for those looking at them in the media.

There was in intriguing scene in a restaurant in which the Diana, the main character portrayed by Zosia Mamet, wants some lemon, but is told that it’s only available in one of the other dishes. After a bit of “Who’s on First” business, she ultimately accepts it and the firm waiter punctuates that she’s getting “zero lemons”. Watching this, I can’t help but think of the restaurant scene in Five Easy Pieces and Jack Nicholson ordering a side order of toast. It’s very telling where we were and where we’ve come when comparing these two scenes.


Lemon marmalade by Jeremy Cherfas

Bookmarked Lemon marmalade by Jeremy CherfasJeremy Cherfas (jeremycherfas.net)
One of my dreams, when I first arrived in Rome, was to be able, on a hot summer evening, to walk out to my own lemon tree and pick a still-warm fruit to grace my ice-cold G&T. Sixteen years and four removals later, that tree, bought from a lorry at the side of the road, is still with me and, this wi...
Just as I’ve managed to score a major load of lemons and was looking around for recipes, Jeremy naturally comes up with a brilliant answer.

Also reminds me that I ought to pester Jonathan for his recipe for limoncello as well.