Have you seen any good movies lately? I love movies but honestly I do not see them at the theatre very often, unless they are foreign films. I like to stream them at home and be in my nice comfy pj’s, eating my snacks, and of course having a stack of magazine readily at hand in case the movie does not live up to my expectations.
|Or at the holidays, caramel corn.|
On my recent trip to Paris I watched several movies on the flights there and back until my entertainment system conked out. Here are a couple that I watched and loved.
Potiche ( The Trophy Wife)
This movie is French and does have English subtitles, it stars Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu. The movies is about Suzanne (Deneuve) a 1970’s housewife, who’s husband is kidnapped by the workers at the umbrella factory that his wife inherited and he runs. With the help of Babin (Depardieu) a local member of Parliament, Suzanne steps into the spotlight to bargain with the workers for better jobs, better wages, and better hours, as well as the return of her husband. The movie is light hearted, funny and frankly anything that stars Katherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu is a movie that I want to watch.
This movie is kooky, melancholy and upbeat and it stars the cutest little dog named Arthur who almost steals the show. Ewan McGregor stars as Oliver who meets a beautiful French actress named Anna only a few months after his father Hal played by Christopher Plumber has passed away. The movie jumps back and forth between Anna and Oliver’s romance and Oliver’s memories of his father who after 44 years of marriage comes out of the closet at age 75, and then a few months later is diagnosed with terminal cancer. I loved the movie and the relationship between father and son and watching it evolve and grow.
Midnight in Paris
I am sure that most people have already seen this movie but I had not. I enjoyed it a lot but not just for the characters and the storyline but for the scenery and settings. The movie stars Owen Wilson along with a huge ensemble cast but the main character to me is the city of Paris itself! I loved the party at Deyroll, the Rodin Sculpture Garden and the beautiful views.
I did watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Smurfs and a few other movies that were not worth noting but simply mindless entertainment to pass the 71/2 hour flight there and 101/2 hours on the return.
Have you seen any great movies that you suggest? I would love to hear about them.
I am always up for a great movie. Do you have an all time favorite?
I will tell you mine, I love Raise the Red Lantern and Dangerous Beauty, about the famous Venetian courtesan Veronica Franco. Both of these movies are fabulous and you can get them on Netflix.
I hope that you have a fabulous day!