Posted October 01, 2015
The winter storms on the East coast mean we're camped in front of the TV like never before. On Valentine's Day, we settled in with comfort foods and binge-watched the second season of House of Cards. We finished the entire series in less than 48 hours.
A second wave of cold air pushed us in a new direction. We watched two films over the weekend and I recommend them both. "Feel good" movies with happy endings - but far from predictable stories.
About Time is Bill Nighy at his best. The family in About Time is the kind of family I'd want to have. And such a different narrative from most films about families and relationships. I cried a little bit when I saw how happy they were and how much they enjoyed their children. A really nice movie, I thought.
Paul Newman received an Oscar nod for his role in Nobody's Fool, a film based on a novel by Richard Russo. Russo is a master at capturing quirky characters and the petty dramas of life in small towns. I never saw it the first time around, and I'm not sorry. I appreciate so much more now that I've spent some years out of the city.
Just some suggestions if you're looking for a "feel good" film to get you through the last weeks of winter. And buy a bottle of Apathy Anti-Bad-Mood Spray. Natch. Aromatherapy will help. Just a few weeks of winter and we're all good! Right? Right.