I told you I was falling behind on my reading! I did watch two more movies today though--yes, in one day! I was off of work for an appointment today, and the appointment didn't take nearly as long as I'd thought it would, so I treated myself to an afternoon at the movies. By myself. Which I have done before, back when I was pregnant (Best Girl is 10, to put that in perspective). There's a stigma to going to the movies by yourself, but I don't know why. I didn't have to share my popcorn, I didn't have to worry if my companion was having a good time, and I was able to leave when I wanted.
And the movie? Silver Linings Playbook. A. MAZ. ING. You are aware that I heart Bradley Cooper, right? Jennifer Lawrence can apparently do no wrong and Robert DeNiro, Chris Tucker and the woman who played Bradley Cooper's mom nearly stole the movie with their supporting roles. I was engrossed from beginning to end--and was even able to overlook the whole Philadelphia Eagles aspect of the movie (which is saying a lot coming from a Giants fan!). Seriously, I love this movie. It's rated R mostly for language, but I felt it was a very realistic portrayal of families and of mental illness. And can I just tell you that I saw Matthew Quick (author of the book the movie is adapted from) at my first Collingswood Book Fest (he was promoting Sorta Like a Rock Star), and I DIDN'T get his book and I have been kicking myself about it for, what, three years now?
Then this evening Best Girl and I sat down and watched The Odd Life of Timothy Green on DVD. What a sweet, sweet movie, a quiet movie, which makes it a departure from most of what Disney puts out. It's a movie about a couple who desperately wants a child of their own, but can't conceive. There was nothing inappropriate at all in this movie (it is Disney, after all), no violence or language. It was just a sweet story and I really enjoyed it (although, to be fair, Best Girl did not like the ending. I thought it was a good fit).
So, that's what I've been up to. I have a ton of movies on hold at the library, so hopefully you don't mind the movie reviews, because I'll have more coming up soon!
Enjoy your reading!