First of all, Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there. I hope this was a blessed day for you. My birthday was yesterday, and I got a beautiful bouquet from Daughter #2 and her family, celebrating both my birthday and Mother’s Day. And today Daughter #1 and Granddaughter #1 took me horseback riding. I haven’t been on a horse since I sold my last one 25 years ago. I was thrilled that I could get up in the saddle on a rather tall horse (Rocket) without someone giving my backside a big push.
Now for the real reason for this post. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve seen two movies that really tugged at my heart, and I want to share them with you.
Lars & the Real Girl caught me totally by surprise, despite the good reviews of critics and a trusted friend. I mean, how good does a movie sound that’s about a guy who “dates” a life size female doll? But let me encourage you to see it. This is a movie that will tug at your heart strings and leave you smiling in the end. I thought it might be a chick flick, but the guys seem to really like it too. Don’t let this one pass you by.
The other movie I loved was Bella. This movie is told in the present and with flashbacks. Early on the viewer knows that something awful had happened in Jose’s past, but you don’t know what it was. You get pieces a little at a time until all is revealed. In the meantime, you are falling in love with Jose and Nina. And the resolution to the story? Ahhhhhh. Perfect.