Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Movie Monday 2/4 (on Tuesday)

Oops...I seem to have missed Monday....and almost Tuesday, too! I had 4 back-to-back appointments yesterday so had no online time at all. Whew, long day. And another one today - working on taxes, on the phone with Medco for 90 minutes (and still didn't resolve the problem), and taking my son to see his knee surgeon and get another MRI. Rough week so far!

So, let's talk of happier things...like weekends and movies!

We enjoyed our last weekend with our oldest son still at home. He moved back into the dorms Sunday (but came back to watch the Superbowl with us!). My family continued to be totally wrapped up in TV shows last week - we found yet another one we love - Heroes. But, I stopped at Redbox for a movie on Friday and didn't take no for an answer!

We watched Moonrise Kingdom, and we all enjoyed it (Jamie, 18, and I especially loved it). It is funny, heartfelt, sweet, adventurous, and very quirky but in a good way. It is set on a small island off the New England coast in 1965. Two misfit kids - Sam, an orphan, and Suzy, who feels out of place among her family and her peers - have both been labeled "troubled." They find kindred spirits in each other and plan to run away together. Their disappearance sets off panic with Suzy's family and Sam's scoutmaster. The movie is filled with top stars - Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand - and shot in a sunny vintage sort of style, with all the cool clothes and accoutrements of the 60's, like Suzy's mini dresses, knee socks, and portable record player. It's all somewhat tongue-in-cheek and lots of fun but heartwarming as well.

Have you seen any good movies lately?

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