Movie travels

I am not a movie person. I do not usually have the patience to watch something and hold my attention for more than an hour.

A recent 16 hour trip proved me wrong. Even a confirmed, dyed in the black non- movies buff can be reformed.

The trip found me sitting alone in 5-star comfort with literally nothing to disturb me. Interruptions by flight attendants didn’t count. I couldn’t sleep like everyone else seemed to be doing. The idle mind is the devil’s workshop and so it was.

Getting the remote and the ear phones was a matter of a couple of minutes. Getting the video figured out another two. In about 5 minutes flat, feet up and body in reclining position, I settled myself to watch a seemingly interesting titled movie.

” The Secret Scripture” starring Vanessa Redgrave- a very touching story of a woman in an asylum for about 40 years, imprisoned for no fault of hers that I could understand. It made me feel that times have changed so much or that war time makes people think differently. Incarcerating a live, young woman and confining her to a cell just because she was friendly with the “enemy’.  Of course, her story needed to be told, people came to rescue her and she showed them her story, written between the lines of her Bible and hence – ” the Secret Scripture”.

The second one I watched was called ” Snatched” starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn. This movie, I watched twice- it was so funny. I laughed out loud a few times during the movie. Only my husband heard me- he thought I was crying. The dialogues were hilarious. The story is about a daughter and her mother who traveled to Ecuador and their adventures. I can’t describe the story to you without laughing. This is a must watch movie.( I watched it twice- during the same trip).

The next was one with Russell Crowe where he inherited a wine orchard in France and went to live there and how his entire perspective changed after living there. From a banker, he became a learned member of the wine tasters and owner of elite wines. in the process, slowing his life.

Oh, and there was another movie called ” Love, Honor and Courage” enacted by James Denton and Natalie Brown- another movie with an old world charm. Denton’s character is commissioned to reform and help sustain his old military school in an era where military school discipline has gone out of fashion. Natalie Brown plays the character of the principal of the Military school. Together they turn the school and the attitudes of the parents around.

When I remember the names of the other two movies I watched, I will add to this post- as  at this time, I have forgotten what the others were.

10 thoughts on “Movie travels

  1. I’m not much of a moviegoer either. The last one was Cinderella with my grands ,,here at home. lol. Now…my sister is a dard core movie watcher. She goes to the cinima almost weekly. It is a get away for her while the sitter sits with her husband …a stroke victim

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  2. Here at home, my Hubby holds the remote and I get so bored with what he watches. One night I fell asleep in my chair watching a lizard in the desert. It ate a beetle.
    When I woke up from my short nap, cowboys were sitting around the fire.

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  3. Timelesslady says:

    Susie, I loved your movie reviews. Thanks so much for mentioning you liked the mother/daughter movie. I wanted to watch it, but my husband wasn’t interested. I can’t wait to see it now. I think I might have seen the Russell Crowe movie…unless of course it is a new one. I like Vanessa Redgrave and will look up that movie and also Love, Honor and Courage. I have been hearing about a new one called, Let There be Light, I think that is the name, starring Kevin Sorbo, that sounds uplifting. It’s good to be back home and checking out the blogs of my friends. Kathy

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      1. Timelesslady says:

        The old link disappeared quickly…started the blog…didn’t like it…and deleted it. Sometimes swift action is the right thing to do. This new idea is better…garden oriented with a little bit of etc. added. I will email you. Have a blessed weekend. Kathy

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  4. GREAT post Susie!
    Loved the reviews of the movies, and felt right at home when you said that you couldn’t remember the names of the other two. I’m normally hard pressed to remember the name of the movie I might be watching! LOL.

    Like you … I don’t think I could sleep on a plane either.
    Thank you for such a lovely post.
    Sending squidges ~ Cobs. x

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      1. We shall have to form a club Susie. The Getting Old too Quick Club.

        Now if I can remember where I put my pen, I’ll make a note of all the people who might want to join … if I can remember any names of course.
        Have a blessed Saturday Susie.
        ~ Cobs. x


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