Monday, July 6, 2009

Denyse Schmidt countdown and movie reviews and crying hard

It is a mere 5 days before Denyse will be at the shop to teach her Improvisational Patchwork workshop and I couldn't be more excited.

I am taking the workshop so not only do I get to hang out with a bunch of very cool ladies and sew all day long, but I also have the day off!!!

That's two Saturdays in a row for me and I do believe that is some sort of personal record.

Ollie and I have been getting the house in ship-shape. The sun has been out the last 2 or 3 days which does wonders for your "get up and go."

We took a break Saturday night to watch "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

First of all, let me say it is a very good movie.

Second of all, let me say it is a very long movie.

Third of all, let me say that I cried.

Hard.

I must have had some pent up tears because the movie triggered about two hours worth of sniveling and sobbing and a LOT of tissues were needed for the nose situation.

Just when I thought it was all out of my system I would be hit with a wave of sobbing.

And I mean truly "Boo-Hoo-Hoo-ing."

Ollie rubbed my back and looked very confused.

I was just glad I wasn't in public.

Sometimes I think you just get tears stored up and they've gotta get out of you somehow.

If it takes a sad movie to trigger that kind of reaction then you are probably very lucky, indeed.

I think the last time I was triggered by a movie was a few boyfriends and many moons ago when I went to see "Life is Beautiful."

Only that time I WAS in public.

I had to keep it together until we got to the car at which point I let it rip and the tears kept coming and my then-boyfriend had a similar reaction to Ollie's: supportive, but confused.

Anyways, Mom saw me the next day and I told her I had seen "Benjamin Button" and for some reason she had it in her head that it was a comedy.

"Oh, was that funny?" she asked.

Ummm... no.

To cleanse the "Movie Palate" we watched M. Night Shyamalan's (or M. Night Shyamalan-a-ding-dong, as I like to call him) new movie, "The Happening."

Let me save you a couple of hours of your life and tell you the REAL title of this movie should be "The Boring-ing."

WHAT a let-down.

Not his best work.

And I was a BIG fan of "The Village," I'll have you know.

Next on the agenda: more prep for Denyse Day, a couple of days off, some time in Sprucehead and hopefully some new, good movies.

Any sure-fire suggestions?

Nothing that will make me snivel, though, please.

XO,

Rhea

PS I have no idea what the situation is with the header of my blog but I assure you I am on top of this and it shall get better. Sometimes the computer and I we are not the bestest of BFF's.

4 comments:

Krousegirl said...

I am loving your blog. I think your shop is really lovely and when I am 'allowed' to buy fabric again, Im heading to your internet shop first...I LOVE Dangerous Beauty as a movie suggestion. It's an older movie but well worth the watch I think. Catherine McCormack and Rufus Sewell star in this movie based on a true story. Happy Watching!
krousegirl2 at aol dot com
Jenny

Anonymous said...

"defiance" is a great film... but be warned: you'll cry during it too!

Ellen said...

I just watched Benjamin Button the other night and I cried too. Not for two hours, but at least two minutes. If I had been more awake I am sure I would have cried for much longer. One of my favorite movies is The Lives of Others. Best ending ever.

MEonthelake said...

"The Happening", from what I saw briefly in the promos, was a remake of a late 60's movie with the same name. The premise was a little "risque" then, not so much now. Watched "Taken" (Liam Neeson) the other night and liked it. You might cry a little bit at the end but a pretty good story and not as "gory" as you might think.