I have a confession to make. My favorite movie of all time is Finding Nemo. I even went out to learn the difference between a Ocellaris and Percula Clownfish. I can’t tell you how excited I am by the recent opening of its sequel Finding Dory. I have not seen it yet because I hate spending that much at the theater, but as soon as it’s out on DVD this November, I will binge-watch it all weekend long.
It is a little embarrassing admitting this secret. The fact that I do not have any kids of my own gives me no one to blame for owning the various Finding Nemo memorabilia I hide whenever my friends come to visit. The only clue to my childish secret to the outside world is the orange Nemo keychain I carry attached to the half a dozen keys I own.
Now, do not get me wrong, I love a good action movie as much as the next guy. I mean, Blow has to be one of the best movies ever. Come to think of it, I think anything starring Johnny Depp is probably the best movie ever. He is some serious eye candy, no matter how old you are. Seriously, though, the scene where the main character, George, meets Pablo Escobar for the first time had me on the edge of my seat!
Like most women, I too love a good chick flick every now and then. Rainy Sunday afternoons are my favorite time to pop in a DVD and watch a When Harry Met Sally-type of a movie. I have quite a collection of sappy, romantic love stories, but one of my favorites is Crazy, Stupid Love. To be honest, as funny and predictable as this movie is, it makes me kind of thankful I never married. All that mid-life crisis stuff where couples decide they do not love each other after twenty years is just too harsh. Getting back to the movie, though, Ryan Gosling is easy on the eyes as he plays Jacob, a single guy whose only goal in life is to collect as many headboard notches as he can. He takes Cal (Steve Carell) under his wing to show him the ropes after Cal’s wife cheats on him and asks for a divorce.
I know a Cal or two in real life, and I have met more than my fair share of Jacobs in my 40+ single years, and that is why I think I like this movie so much. I can relate.
So, there you have it. A middle-aged woman’s opinion about some of her favorite movies. From the children’s movie Finding Nemo to action-packed movies and sappy chick flicks, I love a good movie, and I love sharing my thoughts on the subject even more.
Have you seen any good movies lately? I would love to hear which ones you enjoyed the most and which ones were better sleeping inducers than entertainment. Sometimes I have trouble falling asleep, so those particular ones could come in handy. Leave a comment below and let’s talk about it!