I don’t go to the movies very often. There just are not many movies I want to see.
I don’t like violence, sci-fi, or animation of any kind. “Star Wars”: definitely not.
So that kind of limits what I will see! I loved “Chef“. Ditto “The King’s Speech“. “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel“. Well, anything with Helen Mirren! Or Judy Dench.
And now there is “Brooklyn.”
If you haven’t seen it, I recommend you go!
It’s a sweet love story. Period.
The movie is based on the 2009 book by Colm Toibin, an Irish author. For a review of the movie, here is the New York Times from a few months ago.
I knew the author’s name as I have just finished his “Homage to Barcelona”. A friend lent me the book when we returned from our trip there in November; I suggest reading it before you go to that wonderful city.
Have you seen “Brooklyn?”
I totally agree! Thus far, “Brooklyn” is my favorite movie of the year. The lead actress if up for an Oscar. She has been called, “the next Meryl Streep”. She was able to convey so much feeling and emotion without any words….a stunning performance.
Oh Kristi, I do agree. What a performance…
We were going to see it a few days ago in FL but the ticket line at the theatre was incredibly long, over 60 people, and we would have missed the beginning (must be typical with a population of mostly retirees and matinee prices) so we lost our chance that day. We will see it soon in Highlands, it is up next at our little theatre. Luckily our small town theatre only shows movies for folks like us. We enjoyed Trumbo recently, I can recommend that.
Trumbo: well, I had never heard of it…but then again, that’s me and movies! It does look good and if you recommend it, I’ll keep my eye out for it. We have one of those super, 8-screen theaters that just opened in Chapel Hill. Huge seats, food, etc. So almost any movie is bound to be shown sooner or later!
It looks lovely! I’ll probably have to wait till it comes to Netflix though as our little movie theatre only seems to play teen comedies, action movies and childrens’ movies.
By the way, I saw Star Wars on Boxing Day with hubby and my daughter – it was a gift to them. Two and a half hours of my life I’ll never get back. lol
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Very cute, Heather! No, those are two and a half hours I will keep for myself. But do put this on your future Netflix list!
Haven’t seen it yet, but it sure looks good!
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That’s on my list. I am a big movie fan-and I guess the opposite of you, Libby. I like everything! and I feel like there are lots of movies that MUST be seen in a theater. Any smaller screen doesn’t do the movie justice. Maybe sometime I’ll try to open your horizon just a tiny bit. M
Yes. Loved it!
I took myself to the movies yesterday, my husband is out of town and saw Brooklyn, I cried, I laughed, I loved it! Looking into that period of history was also entertaining. Seeing how young women were introduced to men, “Irish dances” far from the dating scene of today. I loved this movie!
Hi Debbie: Oh, nice to hear from you! I’ve thought of you so many times, and keep meaning to call. We could have lunch some time? How are you? Yes, I thought the going back in history thing was one of the best parts of this movie. Oh my, how times have changed…… I am so particular about movies, but yes, I cried with this one and it was wonderful.He has so many other books available so I’m going to download some.
Hi Alice: Well, now I’m about to download the book on Kindle. And some of his others. So…when can we expect to see THE MOVIE appear in theaters here? Spring? Can’t wait!!!
I will keep my eye out for this one Libby – sounds like we have the same taste in movies!
That does look good I shall have to look out for it too. Sarah x
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In an age of Netflix and Amazon Prime, we don’t get to the movie theater as much as we used to but usually after the Academy Award nominations I usually double down on my efforts to see some of those that were nominated. I haven’t seen Brooklyn yet but it is on my to-do list.
I did, though, also see Thirteen Hours, which was just recently released and think it is something every American should see.
Fun to reconnect with you Libby.
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Pam: Well, if we get to a movie theatre in the next few months, I’ll keep it in mind! Husband, in particular, really does not like movies, so it’s a rare treat.
Are you in Florida now? We have ice and more ice, covered with a little snow. Housebound for two days now and hoping to get out tomorrow!!