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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Some lovely movies I have watched recently

Conversation at the dinner table  in our house mostly centres around politics and our  television viewing is also , almost always, of a political nature. However, in the last month or so , I was finding myself feeling almost exhausted watching the energetic capers of the Aam Aadmi Party and the high decibel noise emanating from the saffron camp . I think movies crept into our 9 p.m  slot  as a means of escape from this  tamasha and noise. Almost a month later, I realize that I have been fortunate enough to catch up on some lovely movies - movies that I had missed out on earlier. The movies may not all be brilliant , but they sure did the work of calming overstrung nerves.  Here is a list of some that I really enjoyed.:

Did you hear about the Morgans This movie didn’t win any awards and , as a matter of fact, did not garner any rave reviews too, but I quite liked it, although Hugh Grant, the lead actor, does walk and talk as if he has just walked off stage and into Hollywood.  In New York City, an estranged couple, Grant and Sarah Jessica Parkar,   witness a murder  and are then relocated to small-town Wyoming as part of a witness-protection program. They are forced to s under the  roof  of local married cops,  played by Sam Elliott and Mary Steenburgen. The rest of the movie is , predictably, about  how love rekindles between the two.
27 Dresses  A delightful story about a girl, Katherine Heigl,  who has been bridesmaid at 27 weddings and now faces the prospect of being a  bridesmaid at the 28th- her sisters  . The catch is that her  sibling is going to marry  her boss, the man  she's secretly in love with. Well , along the way she meets a columnist, falls out of love with her boss and in love with  the  columnist – an adorable character.
No Strings Attached   stars Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher.  The film is about about Kutcher and Portman   deciding to make a pact to have  a"no strings attached" relationship, read sex,  without falling in love with each other. Of course they soon realize that they want something more than just casual sex.
You have got Mail Two business rivals, Tom hanks and Meg Ryan, who  hate each other at the office but fall in love over the internet. Loved the movie.
Little Fockers is a 2010 American comedy film and sequel to Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers. It stars Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand. 

How to lose a guy in ten days  An extremely clever, funny movie. Kate Hudson is a young journalist who longs to cover political stories, but in the meantime she finds herself writing  a fluffy advice column for a women’s magazine. She soon finds herself writing an article called "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days". Andie reveals how she will actually start dating a guy and drive him away but "only using the classic mistakes women make".
At the same time, Matthew McConaughey is trying to  pitch for  advertising  diamonds and explains to his boss and co-workers how "a woman in lust wants chocolate, a woman in love wants diamonds". When they question Ben's knowledge about love, Ben bets he could make any woman fall in love with him if he wanted to. If he can make any woman fall in love with him before the upcoming company ball, in just 10 days, he can head the advertising for the new diamond company.
 Hudson and McConaughey are delightful.
The Accidental Husband  A radio talk-show host who specializes in repairing damaged relationships finds her life suddenly turned upside down when a listener, who took her advice and later regretted doing so, resolves to take revenge on the misguided love doctor.Stars  Uma Thurman, Colin Firth.
Sleepless in Seattle  A recently-widowed man's son calls a radio talk show in an attempt to find his father a partner. Lead actors are  Tom HanksMeg RyanRoss Malinger. Music is amazing.
Life as we know It Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends, and the child’s parents,  die in an accident.
Stars: Katherine HeiglJosh Duhamel  
Stepmom   How a terminally-ill mother, Susan Sarandon,  has to accept   the new woman, Julia Roberts,  in her ex-husband's life, who will be the new stepmother to her two children.
Had a good weep in this one.
Suburban Girl A Manhattan based  book editor,  Sarah Michelle Gellar, finds her take on the game of romance changed after she lures the attention of an influential older man., an extremely attractive, Alec Baldwin .
Nine Months is a 1995 romantic comedy film directed by Chris Columbus..
Child psychologist, Hugh Grant’s, ideal romance with ballet teacher , Julianne Moore,  is turned upside-down when the latter gets pregnant. Too uninvolved with Julianne’s needs, Grant  parts company with her but when he sees an ultrasound of his soon-to-be-born son, he decides that it's time to take responsibility before it's too late.
Valentine’s Day  A story intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles , with break-ups  and making -up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine's Day.. Has an ensemble cast of Julia RobertsJamie FoxxAnne Hathaway  , Ashton Kutcher.


  1. so well put- we are all I think getting tried of the election hoopla and unfortunately its just getting started!
    I loved many of the movies that you've just mentioned- How to lose a guy being one of them- adorable cast!
    Stepmom being one of the most emotional movies- I cried too! :)
    You've got mail, sleepless in seattle are also old favorites.

    1. Hey- we seem to be having the same taste in movies:) You must share your recommended movies list , Maryam.

  2. Nice list... I liked StepMom, Sleepless in saettle, You;v got mail and 27 dresses from your list and definitely LOVED them all! Special mention to you have got mail as the people in it are in book biz :) planning for the remaining of your list as your choice seem to match with mine :) Happy movie time, Kokila

    1. Do I gather that you are also in the book biz ? that sounds tell me which movies you have been catching up with:)

  3. Great... atleast 50% of the movies already I have watched and they are just superb. Rest - I think I should try out asap.

    1. Happy that you liked the list- enjoy your movie time :)