Dec 29

Movies for the storms.

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So whilst we are enjoying some delightful weather here in Obregon, Mexico, I hear from my friends in NZ that the weather isn’t so wonderful. Google confirms this for me by showing me little pictures of thunder & lightening storms scheduled for Auckland.

What better thing to do (after baking, playing board games, dancing in your living room, finishing an amazing book and swimming in the rain) than watch a movie? I’m always stuck for movie inspiration at the very last minute and I usually end up scouring websites and watching millions of trailers before deciding on something good to watch. So I thought it would be nice of me to share with you some of the good movies that I’ve watched a few times as a result of my searches over the years. Here’s 5 great ones off the top of my head:

1. City Island

The Rizzos are the ultimate in dysfunctional families.  It’s an honest and hilarious tale of a family’s web of lies catching up with them. Watch it because it will make your own family not seem so bad.

2. Keeping Mum

Another funny movie about a family, but this one is sorta dark and funny at the same time. Watch it because it has Rowan Atkinson playing a Dad and a Pastor and he’s hilarious.

3. I Love You Philip Morris

Jim Carrey doesn’t usually make me laugh. So don’t avoid this film just because you don’t really like him. Ivan and I watched this movie twice and loved it both times. It’s hilarious, upbeat and sad at the same time. They also say it’s a true story…

4. Persepolis

I saw this movie whilst travelling in Montreal after purchasing the tickets with my Mum’s credit card because I had run out of money. It’s a long story. But this movie is beautiful. Dark and funny. I see a theme in my movie choices here…

5. Win Win

This was a pleasant surprise movie that I didn’t think would be that good. I watched it on my own, but found it so enjoyable that I had to rewatch it so I could show Ivan too. Paul Giamatti is great, obviously, but so is the hilarious best friend played by Bobby Cannavale. It’s good.

I hope that might give you some inspiration when it comes time for snuggling on the couch with a good film while it pours down outside. If you’ve seen any GOOD films lately, please let me know!

  • Tess

    This post couldn’t have come at a better time!!! I just went to the video store and got I Love You Philip Morris and City Island. They didnt have Win Win, which was a shame so i got one called Get Low instead. Snuggle weather indeed! Thanks Pammy.

  • Hannah

    Right, I’m so off to the video shop now. Thanks!

    The most beautiful movie I’ve seen for a long time is Blue Valentine. And by beautiful I mean dark, disturbing, unsettling, makes you squirm and you can’t stop feeling upset about it for days after. But it’s amazing.

    On a happier note, Tintin is so much fun!