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Friday's Vari-e-tay: 2009 Movies

I know it's a new year, and I am just coming back from a big conference and haven't blogged since Christmas...BUT let's start with the important things, which in this case is an old draft that came to mind when I had the chance to watch Adam on my flight back to Vancouver.

Movies from '09 That I Want to See:

It's Complicated
The Princess and the Frog
The Blind Side
Up
Did You Hear About the Morgans?
Invictus
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Up in the Air
The Informant
Where the Wild Things Are
Whip It
Star Trek
Up!
Precious
A Single Man


You may read this list and ask, Beth, what have you been doing all year? These are ALL the good movies of this year (except (500) Days of Summer).

Which is mostly true. (500) Days of Summer is the only good movie I remember seeing in the theatre this year. Wait. Make that last year!

Then on today's flight, I watched Adam. And I quite liked it for the following reasons:

  1. it is about a girl named Beth
  2. Beth loves The Little Prince
  3. Beth loves the night sky
  4. Beth wants to be a writer
  5. the soundtrack includes music by The Weepies and is wonderful
  6. it is about a man with Asperger's Syndrome
  7. it has Peter Gallagher & Hugh Dancy in it
  8. it is thoughtful
  9. it is not a fairy tale

(For some reason, I often cry during plane-movies. My theory is that it is because I am usually already tired, and feeling the emotions of having to say goodbye to one great group of people or another. A heartfelt movie is all it takes to get a little tear. And then, if the movie is over and I can't quite sleep, one tear sometimes turns into more.)

Comments

Nadine said…
I knew I would love Adam. Your list just confirmed it.

P.S. Have you seen District 9? One of 2009's best.

P.P.S. I could use a movie date next week. *Hint* :)
Beth said…
YES! What movie? Friday night late show?

(speaking of late Friday nights...isn't it 1am for you?)
Anonymous said…
I watched Adam on the flight back from Kenya too! Except the flight ended before the movie. So we need to talk so you can tell me the ending!!

Haven't decided if i like it or not yet though..
Nadine said…
Yes to the Friday late show. Maybe "Up in the Air"? I REALLY wanna see that one. But I'm flexible :)

Yes, it was late. And now it's 6:30 am. Zero sleep last night. Zero. My body is broken.
francy said…
I haven't seen Adam, but I want to. I also missed out on The Road ...

From your list, I'll confirm that you need to see Where the Wild Things Are, Whip It and Up in the Air. (Of which I just posted a review.)

If we share a similar sense of humour at all, also try to rent "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" as soon as you can. I liked it more than UP, but nobody agrees with me.

Have fun on your movie date with Nadine! You girls have all the fun!

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