Movie Monday: Sweet Land

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I really loved this movie. I watched it from Netflix. It is striking in its simplicity. 20130204-091627.jpgIt’s a story being told to a grandson. The grandmother’s memory of coming to Minnesota from Germany as a mail-order bride. 20130204-091633.jpgWe see everything through her eyes, vivid and real.
20130204-091639.jpgThe characters are richly written and easy to fall in love with. 20130204-091644.jpgIt’s beautiful and not sappy or corny. A real love story.20130204-091650.jpgBased on the short story, “A Gravestone Made of Wheat” by Will Weaver. 20130204-091656.jpgWon the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Florida Film Festival.20130204-091702.jpg20130204-091707.jpg20130204-091712.jpg20130204-091717.jpg20130204-091722.jpg20130204-091727.jpg
Trailer for the movie Sweet Land.

My Top 18 Valentine Movies (part 3 of 3)

1-6: my VERY favorites.
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1. When Harry Met Sally

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2. French Kiss

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3. Angela

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4. Amelie

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5. 500 Days of Summer

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6. 10 Things I Hate About You

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you can find part two here.

What are your favorite valentine movies?

My Favorite Romantic Movies: (part 2 of 3)

favorite romantic movies: 6-12. Find 13-18 (part 1) here.

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7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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8. Benny and Joon

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9. Blue Valentine

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10. Mr. And Mrs. Smith

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11. Moonrise Kingdom

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12. Wristcutters

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click here for part 3: my VERY favorites!

My Top 18 Romantic Movies (part 1 of 3)

Awesome romantic movies: 13-18.

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13. Along Came Polly

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14. If Lucy Fell

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15. Definitely Maybe

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16. Restless

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17. The Notebook

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18. Pretty Woman

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Click here for part 2!

Movie Monday: Restless by Gus Van Sant

Trailer for Restless by Gus Van Sant
This movie is lovely. Absolutely perfect. I cried through a lot of it– not sobbing, but tears down my cheeks.
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A very beautiful, quirky, heartfelt romance. Nothing cheesy.

Find more information about the movie here.