We all have movies that we have “moods” for….right? I’m not the only one am I?
I love movies. Old movies. New movies. Unknown movies. Famous movies. I love them. When I was in film lecture we watched 16 movies. There were only 2 I hadn’t seen. Every time the professor asked a question about a bit of movie trivia, I was the geek in class who shouted the answer (I know, I’m THAT student–I’m also a front row sitter which drives Todd nuts.)
When I’m sick, I want to curl up in bed and watch “Sense & Sensibility” with Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, & Hugh Grant. It’s such a happy movie, with a great ending, and it can lift your spirits even when you feel like death has run you over.
When I’m feeling nostalgic or missing someone, I want to watch the movie, “Big Fish” with Ewan McGregor. I love this movie. The first time I watched it I balled my eyes out. I was a mess. The main character reminds me of my father and both grandfathers all rolled into one person. I rarely put this movie in because I just end up crying, a LOT. Not because it’s a sad movie, just it’s one of those movies that speaks to the very pit of your soul, at least to mine.
When I’m feeling Christmasy, I want to watch the movie “While You Were Sleeping” with Sandra Bullock. I don’t think I have to explain this, it’s just a happy Christmas movie. And it makes me fall in love with Sandra Bullock’s character, Lucy, every.single.time.
When I’m in fun, girly mood, I want to watch “Sex & the City.” I love that movie, but I’m not sure if I love the girls or the clothes more…quite honestly I think it’s the allure of gorgeous clothes & the desire to go to NYC more than it is Carrie, Sam, Charlotte, or Miranda.
When I’m in an “insomnia, why can’t I friggin’ fall asleep mood,” I turn on “The Quiet Man.” I bet more than half of you haven’t heard of this movie (and if you have Oh my gosh! Can we be friends?!) It’s got John Wayne & Maureen O’Hara & was directed by John Ford. I love this movie & have watched it 100 million times. When I had my wisdom teeth taken out I fell asleep to this movie every night, because it’s just, well, quiet. It just makes my soul feel rested saying the name.
When I’m in an “I’m going to annoy the crap out of you and recite every line throughout the movie” mood (I hate it when people do that, but with this one I just can’t help myself) I watch, “The Princess Bride.” And after I watch that movie, I read the book. I think I love the book more. In fact, I have had to tape the book back together about a 100 times.
Lately, I’ve just been in a movie mood. So I’ve been playing movies in the background while Lboy & I hang out in the house. It’s not like I’m really getting to sit down & watch them, but I enjoy hearing them play all the same.
And let’s not get me started on songs. That list could go on FOREVER!
What movies do you love? Have any that you watch when you’re in a mood?
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