This was not a great movie. It is not going to win any Oscars. I LOVED it!! It had Bradley Cooper and Food Galore. What was not to love? But you don't have to be a woman and a foodie to love this movie. Frank enjoyed it as well. It is a movie about salvation. About reinventing yourself and learning what is important in life. It is a story about valuing people and relationships over fame and fortune. I would recommend it.
We have been on a movie going kick for the past few weeks. We also went to see the new Tom Hanks movie, Bridge of Spies. I love Tom Hanks. I think he is a phenomenal actor. I have never seen a movie of his I did not enjoy. This movie, based on a true story, is no exception. This is not an action packed movie but it is a thought provoking and heart felt movie that you really should go see.
Prior to that, we had gone to see The Martian. The Martian had all the qualities for which you go to the movies. Action, suspense, drama, likable characters. You get to sit on the edge of your seat and root for the good guys. You learn about family being much more than blood but those who are willing to sacrifice everything because they love you, because you are "family". You see this kind of love in police officers, firefighters, emergency room staff, medics and evidently, astronauts. I thought it was a great movie.
I am happy that we were still able to get a date night in but I am excited as well for tomorrow night when Jen, Lil, Amy, Doug, Tingting and Melody will be joining us for dinner. That, too, is what family is all about and I have been blessed with the best.