Three Good Movies

I’ve got a bunch of miscellaneous tutorials stacking up (making jam! And tablecloths! And doing a facial!) but I just don’t have the time to get them done what with all the parties and end-of-the-school-year shenanigans going on. Let’s just say that I have probably been to more choir/band/piano recitals and concerts than you have. And hey, how about that teacher appreciation week? That was fun. And let’s not forget Field Day. And the 100 water balloons they asked me to donate. What I’m trying to say is that I’m busy. So get off my back, OK?

But I have made some room in my schedule for movies. Because Mister and I do love the picture show.  We saw three good films this last month. I love when that happens!

Salmon Fishing in The Yemen.  It will take you half of the movie to wrap your brain around the idea that the country is not called Yemen but The Yemen. Once you’ve moved past that you will be rewarded with a great little romantic comedy. Well, a little more highbrow and thoughtful than your typical Rom Com. But it’s a super date movie. Ewan McGregor sounds all Scottish and dreamy and Emily Blunt is adorable too. Mister and I were both pleasantly surprised. In our town it’s only playing at the artsy-fartsy theatre. I have no idea why. Everyone would like this movie.


The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Loved this! But I have to tell you that we were the youngest people in the theatre by far. The cast is so phenomenal. Maggie Smith and Judy Dench have been two of my favorites since A Room With A View and here they are together again. Also the hilarious and super underrated Bill Nighy. Cousin Isabel from Downton Abbey is here too. Mostly this film was shot in India–MARVELOUS (obviously I’m a big fan of India since I named my daughter after it). Marigold Hotel is really funny and poignant and thought-provoking. It’s a gem.


Bernie.  This one stars Matthew Maccaughnehey (too tired to google the correct spelling of his name) and Jack Black (who is really superb and not an over-the-top goofball as he usually is). This movie might not be too popular around the country yet but keep your eyes out because I think it’s going to get a lot of noteriety. It was filmed right here in Central Texas and is perhaps the most Texas-y movie ever made.  The characters in it are hilarious and I laughed through the entire thing. But the movie gets kind of serious at the end and by the time the credits roll I was going “no way!”  I don’t want to spoil anything so I won’t tell you more. It’s better just to go into this movie not knowing anything. I give it my highest praise by saying that I just can’t stop thinking about it.

All these movies are PG-13. There are some swears so consider yourself forewarned.

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7 thoughts on “Three Good Movies

    1. That’s a bummer! There’s death and a couple of explosions in The Yemen movie. Maybe that’s a good compromise. My husband is a movie buff and will see ANYTHING.

  1. I liked the Yemen, I did fall asleep for just a minute in the middle though and I still wonder what I missed.

  2. Hmmm, three movies I’ll probably have to take Mom to see. Big Daddy has already nixed the Marigold Hotel, which obviously I want to see. I hadn’t heard of the other two, but I’m guessing he’ll pass on at least one of them. Thanks for the head’s up, though. I’ve been waiting for some good movies for MONTHS.

  3. Hey Hildie… I’m just getting “caught up” on the blogs… was reading this one and had to pause and try not to cry. The date on this one 5-22-12… my momma passed away this day last week. Not that you need the details or anything, but I was on the phone with her when she had the heart attack and it all went down hill from there. The reason why this post sticks out at me is because she was so taken with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. I had never heard of it but she had… she and I had talked about it and giggled like school girls like we usually do. I suppose it’s a movie I MUST see now. She said her new favorite saying was from that movie: “Things are always better in the end, so if it isn’t better, then it isn’t the end.” I know she’s in Heaven now and things are SO much better!

    1. Awww, Pamela, so sad to hear about your Mom. I hope you do go see it; it will mean even more for you now. I imagine it will always be a bittersweet movie for you.

      I’ll keep you in my prayers!

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