A 3 day movie watching weekend

When I was over at Tara and Kelly’s on Thanksgiving Day we saw a commercial on TV for the new Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman movie Australia. It is advertised to be the next and latest greatest epic to rival Gone With the Wind. This movie is getting pretty bad reviews for its early release. I will probably go to a theater to see it just for the fantastic scenery and costumes though.

But anyway Tara and I both said that we couldn’t remember when we went to a theater last to see a movie. I couldn’t even recall the last time I rented a movie DVD. So being a long three day weekend I stopped at Blockbuster yesterday. I walked around looking for a movie to jump out at me. The first one I came across that I thought might be good was My Mom’s New Boyfriend. I mean what could be bad about a Meg Ryan & Antonio Banderas flick? Well it turned out there was a lot that was bad about it. However; it had some pretty funny moments and well there was Antonio Banderas. The other movie I rented was Then She Found Me. This movie stars Helen Hunt and was directed by her. Helen Hunt plays 39 year old adoptive women trying to have a baby but her husband wants to be best friends and no longer married. Then in walks her biological mother played exceptionally well by Bette Midler. Huh? Can you picture Bette as a mother of a 39 year old? I guess I am dating myself when I say that I remember Bette from when she was the Divine Miss M and had not yet starred in a movie. Bette has starred in several movies and now has now arrived at the point in her movie career where she is longer leading lady material.

Maybe it is just a chick flick but I think it was really good and quite a sleeper. Watch if you can and enjoy this great multi- relationship movie.


2 Responses

  1. I had looked at “then She Found Me”. the other day to add to my Netflix queue. Guess I’ll go back and add it.
    We recently watched an excellent movie called “Mongol” From the website– Mongol, the stunning new film about the formative years of Genghis Khan. The epic follows Khan, born Temudjin, from his childhood to becoming the greatest warrior the world has ever known. Along the way, he meets Börte, the girl who later becomes his wife, and Jamukha, who will become his best friend and worst enemy.
    the scenery is spectacular –it’s supposedly the 1st of a trilogy.

  2. Thanks Ann. I will have to check that movie out.

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