This past week I've been under the weather with a sore throat, a cough and all the fun congestive stuff that appears with the common cold. While I haven't felt much like writing or trying to conjure up interviews, I did feel like going to the movies. You have to understand that actually attending a movie in a darkened theater is sort of a rarity for me, so the fact that I was able to see two movies during one weekend is like a Christmas miracle.
What's even more of a miracle is that both of the movies I saw can be recommended to you due to their subject matter. I don't want to spoil anything for you but, Lincoln does die. The movie Lincoln is really a political drama with a surprising amount of comedy thrown in. I totally wanted to be Abraham Lincoln's friend after seeing this film. It has both a happy/sad ending. Happy in that the 13th Amendment was passed, but sad that the man behind it was assassinated. There is some terrific acting in this film. As my husband and I left the theater, I said, "Well, looks like Daniel Day Lewis is gonna get another Oscar."
That was until the next day when I saw this gem. It's called The Sessions and it's based on a true story. I don't want to give anything away, but it is one of the most heartwarming films I have seen in a long time. Yes, it's all about sex, but let's face it, that's a pretty important subject. This film handles the subject of sex with heart, humor and honesty. I loved that the geriatric couple behind me were just as weepy as me when the credits rolled.
Have a great holiday! I'm thankful that I don't have to cook and that I get to spend the day with my family. A lot of food, a few too many drinks and a poker game will likely ensue.
What are you thankful for?