My hubby, Jim, was out of town and I was all alone. Well, alone with Aggie, but she was sleeping. I decided to watch a movie while eating my dinner. Turns out, there are a lot of movies! Even so, I searched and searched and searched some more. Nothing seemed right.
One part of me wanted action and adventure; while another wanted romance. I passed up on a favorite of mine, Pride and Prejudice, as well as some silly action flick. I finally settled on Must Love Dogs (Diane Lane and John Cusack).
It was made in 2005 and didn’t get good reviews in Rotten Tomatoes. The critics gave it a 35 percent splat. The audience reviewers were nicer with a 51 percent rating, but I’ve learned this isn’t always a bad thing…at least not for me:~)
I knew I’d seen it before, but didn’t really remember very much of it. As I ate my dinner, I fell in love with this movie. I laughed and cried and then, laughed some more. I didn’t want it to end.
Okay…this is just my opinion, but it seems to me we have fewer and fewer “happy” movies. Oh, there are a few here and there like Must Love Dogs, but they’re a dying breed. When did we get to the point where everything has a dark ending or where killing hundreds of people is considered normal?
Sometimes life is dark enough just by itself. In real life, there’s sadness, grief, death and lots of people doing really bad things to other people.. I don’t particularly want to watch these things in a movie, but that’s just me:~)
So, what did this older movie, Must Love Dogs do for me? It made me feel good about life and all it’s possibilities. It made me believe people who take chances win in the end. But most of all, it was a movie with hope, something I think we all need to believe in.
If you’re having a tough time or just want a happy movie, I highly recommend this one. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, but most of all, when you turn the movie off, you’ll feel better than you did when you turned it on. You’ve got my word on that:~)
What about YOU?
What movies have you seen lately that you really enjoyed? Why’d you like the movie? (BTW…it’s okay if your movie doesn’t have a happy ending.)
What’s your take on today’s movies?
With the 2015 Oscars right around the corner, what movie would you vote for. The nominations for Best Picture are here.