Friday, March 13, 2009

The Wrestler (Shannon)

Thursday night, I went to see The Wrestler w/Amanda. Overall, this movie was sooooooo sad for me! I stil feel sad thinking about it. For several reasons but I think mostly because there wasn't much of a resolve at the end. And also it was so weirdly violent!!
There were some really awesome parts though--like this one w/Marisa--I love her and she was perfect!!!

And then there were a few scenes w/the wrestler and his daughter that were so touching! I loved that part of the movie the most---but it was also extremely heartbreaking!

Overall though, I will say this movie made me feel massive amounts of compassion for all people! I realized that the language of love speaks louder than any other. And I love people!!

Would I recommend this movie? Probaby not to 99% of people--but I bet there would be a few of you that would love it!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Velveteen Rabbit (Shannon)

My mom was really excited about the Velveteen Rabbit and so she invited me and Zoey to go w/her on Saturday. I was watching Zoe and Chaz all weekend so Dad "volunteered" to watch Chaz so we could go (thanks Dad!).

I grew up listening to my mom read this book to us--and I kind of remember it as depressing.
But it was really fun to see it more in real-life. I really enjoyed the movie and think it is a great movie to take your kids to. However, it's a little slower than some of the kids movies they may have seen. If you saw the Water Horse, I'd say it is about that speed--not like the Incredibles or Shrek (sorry--my kids movie repetoire is pretty limited).
The main theme that really stood out to me was LOVE!! And as I've been saying and feeling lately, everyone speaks the language of love. Love will make you real! Love will let you feel! Love is all there is in this life! And to be totally cliche, I loved this about the movie!!
Your kids probably won't get this theme--but they will enjoy the cartoon animals. Plus, Zoey loved it!