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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Friday, January 23, 2009

I'm in the Mood for Love...

   I know this is out of order, but I had to add them!  I absolutely love the movie "Far and Away"!  Ireland, Tom and Nicole, the music...  Swooning yet?  If you have not seen it- you must.  GO RENT IT. NOW.

   And, oh my goodness, Tristan and Isolde.  What a surprise this one was!  This movie will stay with you for a long time...  I don't want to give away the story, in case you have not seen it yet.  Tristan- I know you love this one!  Such a romance!  Can you imagine how you would feel if you were them?  You will "get it" once you see the movie.  What would YOU have done??  Does anyone know if this is a true story?  I had heard that it was...

   Mirrors.  Have you seen it?  No romance here, but that's what was left at the Red Box tonight.  Our first time using one, and it won't be our last!  I love a good scary movie, but earlier this evening I was thinking of some of my favorite romantic movies...

   North and South.  Orry and Madeline- sigh.  This mini-series is fabulous.  There is history, romance, villains you love to hate (remember Bent?) and great actors and actresses.  It makes me think of Patrick Swayze.  I am praying that he will get well.  He seems like such a good person...

   Enchanted surprised me!  I DID NOT like the ditsy chick (what is her name??) until I saw the movie.  She charmed me!  Love the music, story line, pretty much everything...

   Jennifer Garner could be my best friend, I do believe.  She is so cute, but not affected.  Have you seen pictures of her in her high school band- with glasses?  She is just like one of us and that is so refreshing.  LOVED this movie.  I even have the soundtrack- oh, the memories.  I was in love with Rick Springfield, too.  How about you?  I saw him in concert a few years ago, and yes, he STILL looks good!

   I love, love, love, this movie.  Most people have never heard of it.  The flashback scenes with Jodie Foster are unreal.  The music is amazing.  I want the beach house.  Alan Appleby steals so many of the scenes.  Don't be put off by the first 15 minutes, this movie is will touch you, make you remember, and wish that you had been there on those summer days...  Love, loss, friendship and that first kiss are all there.  Take a walk down memory lane.

   How can you not love Drew Barrymore?  This movie shows us that there is hope for everyone- even the Josie Grossies out there.:)  And don't we all feel like Josie Grossie at some point in our life?

   Another movie that I did not have high expectations of enjoying.  The chemistry between Debra and Dermot (we are on a first name basis, you know) is wonderful.  Romantic and funny- such a chick flick, but your husband/boyfriend will probably indulge you.:)

   The Holiday.  Great houses, characters, dialogue, story line, etc.  Kate Winslet mooning over her boss will make your heart ache.  What ever will she do?  We have all been there.

   Bryan Adams comes to mind.  Such great music. Colorful characters.  Christian Slater, Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman...  One of the best villains ever.  The Sheriff of Nottingham- "I'm going to cut your heart out with a spoon!"

   Somewhere in Time.  Just the thought of this movie makes my heart ache.  Christopher Reeve was larger than life.  Jane Seymour is so lovely.  You, too, will want to believe.  Let the music take you there.
   Minnie Driver and Chris O'Donnell are wonderful in this.  Absolutely charming.  I love Maeve Binchy and her books.  Her characters are all so rich and believable. I fell in love with Chris O'Donnell all those years ago, while watching this.   Now he is married with 5 little girls.:)

   What are your favorite romantic movies?


Anonymous said...

Stopping by from VGNO to say hi!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the great recommendations! I, too, LOVE The Holiday...and 13 going on 30....too cute!!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend, dear friend :)

Elise said...

Chris O'Donnell has FIVE little girls?!?! And I'm not the mother of any of them?? Hmmmph!!
I loved 13 Going On 30-so cute!! I also love You've Got Mail, Hope Floats...I can't remember anymore right now...
Good Night!!

Tristan said...

OMG..We could totally have a movie night and agree on a movie..lol..I love jen too!

Oh, and..The Wedding Date, I bought it the first time I saw the cover in wal-mart..I was like ewww Love that cover must have..I think I havae watched it 9 times since whenever I bought it!

Lets see..my fav. romance..hmm..

8 seconds (i think its got all the good stuff,lol)
Hope floats
the notebook
10 things i hate about you..

Geez...I could go on and on...and on...and on.

Ya know? I think I could do movie review every monday like Robin..lol..just from my collection, maybe like 5 every monday!
How is Robin..btw, I haven't heard from her in a couple days?????

OMG, this is getting soooo long, remember..I'm the insomniac that refuses to take her sleeping pills?

Lori~your a blessing to put up with me:)..oh and check your mail after like Tuesday..hehe!

Mother Hood said...

I'll skip the scary movies thank you very much! But give me all the romantic comedies and dramas you've got!

Darlene said...

Somewhere in Time HAS to be my all time favorite romantic movie. I just get lost in it!!

I think the cupids would be adorable painted silver and glittered and used in your Valentine decorating.

Tina Puntigam said...

Enchanted is one of my current favorites. I got the soundtrack because my little Bear was singing the songs all the time. "You've Got Mail" with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks is probably on the top of the list. Oh and "French Kiss" with Meg and Kevin Kline is another favorite.
I have not seen North and South of the Jennifer Garner movie, but all the others I have really enjoyed :-)

Laura Essendine said...

I can't tell you how many times we've watched Never Been Kissed yet few of my daughter's friends have ever heard of it.

Try the British North & South from the Elizabeth Gaskill novel which you need to watch all in one go with chocolate and tissues.

Other great romances are Shakespeare in Love and Sliding Doors, both with Gwyneth Paltrow. Persuasion with Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds. Out of Africa with Meryl Streep which always reduces me to floods of tears.

And although it's not a romance, Chris O'Donnel wonderful in Scent of a Woman with Al Pacino. He also popped up in Greys Anatomy and, had it been down to me, I'd have chosen him not Dr McDreamy.

Lovely list

The Victorian Farm crew did a similar programme about a year ago although I can't remember the title. Similar format but this time they farmed according to 17th Century principles. If anything, it was even better than Victorian Farm, probably because it's a period in history that I know little about.

Although not England, Neil Oliver's History of Scotland is also excellent. I'm a fan of his since Coast when his enthusiasm for the subject just leapt off the screen.

Laura Essendine
Author – The Accidental Guru
The Accidental Guru Blog
The Books Limited Blog

Lindsay-ann said...

Thanks for the recommendations. Jessica and I love The Holiday and 13 Going On 30 too.
Have you seen The Family Man and The Lake House?
Have a great weekend.

Robin Beck said...

Hey Lori,
You know you can reserve your movies online too at redbox.com, so they WILL be there when you get there.
I love so many movies that you do but there are a few you mentioned that I have not seen. I also love Sleepless in Seattle, You've got mail, Runaway Bride, Pride and Prejudice, Forever Young, (with Mel Gibson) and The Man from Snowy river. (one of my all time favorites)
We watched a movie from Redbox last night...I got it for free they sent me a code in my E mail. I like that you can track your movies through E mail. Also you won't ever have to put your E mail back into the Redbox, it stores it for faster renting.
Hope you are having a great weekend, I will write you later today... :)

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Hi Lori, A great list!

You asked for a few of our favorite romantic movies.... A few that come to mind: September Affair, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, You've Got Mail, Pride and Prejudice, While You Were Sleeping, You've Got Mail.....

Sherri said...

I have to agree ooooooooooooh! I loved all those movies. North and South though is my all time favorite!! My oldest daughter, Megan has the DVD set of North and South-we gave it to her for Christmas. We have gone to Boone Plantation in Charleston where some of the scenes were shot. What an epic!! What a movie night we could have!!

Yarni Gras! said...

I am going to have to go rent Mirrors.......as for the others, I've seen most of them....

Jessica said...

oh yeah for tristan and isolde! Even my husband like it (thank you to the battle scenes in the beginning)...great list, I would just add Princess Bride (my all time favorite) and the Notebook...hubby and I have to reserve a special time once a year to watch that movie...it's just too sweet and we bawl like babies each time we watch it :)

joyfullness said...

Lori! Lori!!Lori!!
Okay..clearly..i am not a night owl..it is bright and early on Sunday...Morning friend!!

Soooo...let me just say...i knew i heard a familiar song in the distance..my volume was down...and immediately i remembered..
Somewhere in Time!!!...Oh my!! I watched that all the time when i was growing up...Love Christopher Reeves...ahhhhh!
and so many others...i haven't seen from your great list...
But 2 others that i LOOOOOVE...
The Notebook...
and The Thorn Birds (i'll never have what i really want)
Oh..so watcha makin??
Looks yummy and swaggy!
can't wait to see!
Love you friend!!
Happy day!!
also congrats to Katie..ahem..Alice!!
Have a Lovely..

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

I absolutely love the Princess Bride and Robin Hood!

~ Roxanne said...

A good romantic movie that is not well know but on the top of my list is 'Bed of Roses.'

And don't forget 'Pride and Prejudice.'

Tristan said...

Loving your silver cupods :)

Oh, and I have been wanting to see Tristan & Isolde..every time I look up my name it tells me the story of them two, so I think it is true.

I want to rent...I'll have to do that sometime this week! It's just wierd having a guy have my name in a movie..LOL..it's gonna be legends of the fall all over again!!

Ruth said...

Lots of great movies. So many haven't seen. I guess I need to get more movies.