It's been 2 weeks since the last roundup. Have you guys missed me? Let's see what I've been checking out lately.
Lars and the Real Girl - I have been wanting to see this movie since I saw the first preview for it. It stars the delicious Ryan Gosling as an introvert who invents a girlfriend, in the form of a blow up doll. I know, the premise sounds ridiculous, but let me say that I enjoyed this movie. It was sweet and touching and the performances were quite good. And I love Patricia Clarkson. Amen.
No Reservations - I have been avoiding this flick for a while because I was so concerned that it was going to be a let down. I am glad to say that I was wrong! I was expecting more romantic comedy than touching drama and I'm glad that I was mistaken. Although I found Catherine Zeta Jones performance to be flat at times, Aaron Eckhart and Abigail Breslin came through to save the day.
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio - Ok, a show of hands for people who have even heard of this one. Anyone? Hello, is this thing on? Yeah, that's what I thought. This was an adorable little movie that had most of the things that I look for in a good movie. Great lead actors (Julianne Moore & Woody Harrelson). Based on a true story. Moments that made me laugh and cry. And an ending that I could be happy with. It's the story of a 50's housewife in a difficult marriage with 10 kids and how she enters contests to help make ends meet. Really liked it!
I received several books for my birthday last week (YAY!) and I've already started diving in to a few.
I Was A Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids by Trisha Ashworth & Amy Nobile - THIS is the book that you should receive at your baby shower instead of "What to Expect...". It's an honest portrait of how moms really feel about this blessed job of motherhood and how we can work toward keeping our sanity. I highly recommend this read for ALL moms out there who feel like they never measure up to the ridiculous standards that we put on ourselves! This book will show you that you're not alone and give you the dose of perspective that we all need.
Alright, that's it for this week. I'm in the midst of reading 3 books right now and I'm planning to stick it to Netflix this week. It's about time that we utilized that membership. Until next week!
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