Bearded wonders

by chuckofish

And they are

IMG_0414Don’t ask me how they all came to grow beards, although I think it has something to do with being too lazy to shave. Chris is channeling Yukon Cornelius, while James seems to be going for a Serpico look. Tim, on the other hand, seems to have achieved a trim Tom Hardy.

Speaking of Tom Hardy, last night we watched Locke, which is a very good movie and I highly recommend. In case you are unfamiliar with this 2013 film, the whole things takes place in a car as the eponymous character, Ivan Locke (Hardy), drives from Birmingham to London one night. What could have seemed contrived, gimicky and claustrophobic comes across as a nuanced and genuinely riveting character study about a good man trying to do the right thing. Hardy’s performance is wonderful and restrained. The music and cinematography are also excellent. My only criticism is that the female characters seemed a tad weak and stereotypical.

The movie is not available on Netflix watchitnow, but it is free on Amazon prime, which is where we saw it. I give it two thumbs up and highly recommend it. And, hey, Tom Hardy’s beard is nice, don’t you think?