I wrote a post on my own blog the other day about the role this movie played in my recent bid to finally finish reading Pride and Prejudice. It's Kathleen Kelly's favorite book. She and Joe Fox go through their own bit of re-enacting the story with their own moments of pride or prejudice getting in the way of their characters finally getting together. And Kathleen just makes the book sound magical and enchanting, which is the two main adjectives that I feel best describe this movie as a whole. (By the way, have you listened to the soundtrack? I just bought it and can't stop playing it in the car or at work!)
The movie has some of the best quotes that really sum of my feelings about life in general and my life in particular...
More than any of the other quotes I am going to share with you, this one means the most to me. I think I could write an entire blog post dedicated to my feelings on this quote and how much it applies to me. Obviously, I don't see anything wrong with reading...but sometimes I worry that I miss out on some of the other things in life or that I spend too much time in books--even if it's just thinking so much about a book after I finish and walk away--and not enough time doing original things.
Seriously, have you ever listened to people order at Starbucks? Try it sometime! The way people order their coffee has got to have some sort of psychological insight. Why have studies not been done on this yet? (Or if they have, please let me know)
OK. I've never been to New York, let alone New York in the fall, but this really sums up that feeling you get on the first day of school or when fall truly begins wherever you live (which happens to be late September, early October in Oklahoma). My program is almost entirely online and yet I can't help the thrill of buying new school supplies every year before school starts. The leaves are turning and then dying, and the world is preparing for its long slumber through winter, but there is a sense of hopeful anticipation. Or I am just crazy. Whatever.
I mean, forget about the acting--which is amazing--there are some of the most amazing quotes and truths about life and books and happiness in this movie. It's about living a simple life and finding pleasure in the small things. I just want to crawl inside the movie and live.
What about you? What movies have changed your life so much? What movies make you want to crawl inside them and live?