Thursday, April 22, 2010
Must Watch Friday - Wingless in Washington
Due to attending the fabulous Washington Romance Writers’ Retreat this weekend, I’m currently grounded in Washington DC, a victim of the Icelandic volcano. So taking the opportunity to write and get shopping in…and in my travels, I found a copy of one of my favorite-ever movies that I had on my keeper shelf but movers lost on the way to Switzerland: Benny & Joon.
Now I bet I’m preaching to the converted here, but for fans of beautiful, quirky romance, this is a must. It’s an earlier Johnny Depp movie, with Mary Stuart Masterson whose movies I always like. She plays a young woman damaged by the accident that took her parents’ life, and he’s an adorable, fascinating oddball taken in by the family (well, inherited by losing a game of poker) who just loves her as she is. It also has Aidan Quinn and Julianne Moore, whom I think are excellent actors and in very good roles. It’s an adorable film and I’m so glad to have it in my library again.
Among my movie favorites are:
The Princess Bride
Harold and Maude
You Can’t Take It With You (classic 1937 movie – love it!)
Benny & Joon
North and South
Pride and Prejudice (1994 version)
Titanic (don’t care that others think it’s overdone or anything else, I love it)
So – are any among these your favorites? What do you like and why? Obviously I’m a quirky and hopeless romantic lover of history. What do your movie choices say about you?
ONE SMALL MIRACLE (Outback Baby Tales #1) AVAILABLE NOW, Harlequin Romance
TOO ORDINARY FOR THE DUKE?, Novella with Margaret Way, July 2010
THE SHEIKH’S DESTINY, Harlequin Romance, August 2010