For some reason in the last little while I've been a "feel-good" movie person. Maybe it's the state of life that I'm in right now...confused and impatient. I think since my husband hasn't been employed I've tried to make up for it by raising the quota of my everyday activities. I need to do this...I should do that...and don't forget this...ugh... Sure life changed to include him more, but the most dramatic change was my expectations of life. I guess that's why the slower movies appeal to me more right now.
Last Friday, I went with my mom to see Blindside. I also watched Forever Strong again (similar premise) and enjoyed it even more the second time. Let's see...there's Saving Sarah Cain, It's a Wonderful Life, and Fireproof. (Half of them aren't even "Hollywood", but a good movie for me doesn't always have to be approved by movie critics.) I'm glad movie makers haven't drifted away from pleasing the sensitive types. I just need a movie, a bowl of popcorn and a box of Kleenex...sniff...sniff. (Don't get me wrong I like exciting ones too, like UP and The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.)
Oh, and then today, I was eating out at Five Guys Burgers and Fries (brother's treat) and remembered that noisy restaurants don't appeal as much to me either. Give me a nice, quiet restaurant where I don't feel like I have to speak loudly in order to be heard by my spouse. I get enough noise and loud speaking at home. If I'm going to eat out I want it to be a peaceful experience.
Here are my favorite couple of lines from Blindside:
Mrs. Tuohy's rather snobbish friend comments: "I think that what you are doing by opening up your home to him, why you're changing that boy's life."
And Mrs. Tuohy thoughtfully replies: "No, he's changed mine."