Let me preface by saying I am Not a movie buff. I rarely stay awake for an entire film and even if I do manage to stay awake, one month from now I won’t be able to tell you much beyond whether or not I enjoyed the movie. I can’t pull up character names, great one liners (“that’s nucking futs” and “Chuuuuuuunk” both stuck), or even dramatic conclusions from my movie failure memory bank. I like to think I have decent taste in films (forgiving my love of Jackass and Borat movies). I’m just saying one should not rely on me for a game of movie trivia. I’m a guaranteed let down.
Now that you’ve been forewarned, I’ve recently watched three great films and thought I’d pass them along for those of you stuck in the house with spring snows or showers.
A documentary about the infamous proposition regarding gay marriage in the state of California. This film really opened my eyes to the realities of lawmaking and the funding that sways voters. A very fitting documentary as today our Supreme Court finishes testimony for/against prop 8 and DOMA.
A French film that is deeply human and vulnerable. Find yourself feeling a part of this unconventional group of friends and leaving with a rich love of life. The characters are so believable and will remain with you long after the film is over.
Okay, so I’m not quite 40. Quite being the operative word. But I’m close. Watching this movie was like watching my life. Watching my insecurities play out. Seeing interactions with my sometimes hot headed children and my hot headed self. In-laws. Witnessing my family on screen…all the way down to the cycling husband. A film so accurately dysfunctional that it’s nearly impossible to not identify with the characters. After reading the reviews it appears that I may be more dysfunctional than I care to admit 🙂
What are your rainy day film suggestions?