Saturday, January 16, 2010

"Feel Good" Movies and Quiet Restaurants

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."

1 comment:

  1. I've heard a lot of good things about Blindside.

    I don't enjoy really noisy restaurants either. Like you said, it's noisy enough at home!