Tonight's movie was "Gregory's Girl," a movie made in Scotland in 1980. I hadn't watched it in about 20 years, but I found the video a few months back in a bargain bin for a couple of bucks.
It was an enjoyable way to spend an hour and a half. The movie involves a high schooler named Gregory who loses his position on the football (soccer) team to a girl named Dorothy. That doesn't bother him because by this time he is head over heels in love with Dorothy.
In any movie by director Bill Forsyth, the plot is secondary to the characterization and just like he did in his movie "Local Hero," Forsyth relies on quirky characters to make the movie entertaining.
Despite the title, Gregory doesn't get the girl, but he does get a happy ending. I have yet to figure out what the man in the penguin suit was doing in the school, but I suppose some mysteries just aren't meant to be solved.
What a way to spend a summer!