Sunday, August 17, 2014
I really enjoyed this little book, for me the right amount of balance of historical fiction with a touch of magic and realistic characters that I can picture in a movie. Surely there will be a movie? I couldn't wait to finish my lunch, so that I could read for ten minutes before going back for lunch, or diving into bed on a cold night, to stay warm and read. 5/5
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Still we enjoyed seeing the dresses and the music, and it was an interesting little film. The absolute wealth of some of these designers is staggering - the huge country houses, the antiques, the parties.
The main character Gelsomina was sweet, and on the cusp of becoming a woman, and I get that the film was trying to capture that, the awkward time between being treated like a child, but being expected to be a woman working on the family farm, left in charge a lot of the time. There just didn't seem to be any delight in the movie, no magic moments, no real fun and that left it boring and flat for me. I didn't see the charm in the dirty muddy backdrop although the rural farmhouse done up could be awesome. The parents were horrid, with the mother and father spending most of their time arguing. The crazy television show plonked in the middle of the story just seemed stupid and cheezy and I really didn't get it.
So just a lowly 1/5 - and that is only because the combination of a warm movie theatre on a cold day just after eating brunch, and the gentle Italian accents caused me to sleep through some of the movie.
Friday, August 08, 2014
In tracing his latest clients background, he comes across a group of family members that are about to change his life too.
I am sure I wasn't the only one who wiped away a tear at the end of this little movie, I was just glad to be sitting on a side aisle by myself. Very sweet. 4/5
You think about the learning to walk and read again, but I hadn't realised that people would struggle within their relationships, that they might have to learn to date their spouse again, or relearn how to kiss or have sex - all skills they may not remember.
Still with the support of her family and a considerate college, Su was able to go from not knowing how to read or write to getting her masters degree from college a few years later. You have to admire her journey, when many might have given up. 3/5
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
If you have any interest in fashion, this then is a movie for you. The past few years there have been amazing movies about the fashion world, and this is one of the best. We could have sat there for hours watching them put together the show - it was both moving and inspiring. 5/5
You know, I could see this being a successful BBC three part drama, and I did like the story, I just didn't quite believe in it. She only knew the guy for a short while, and didn't know him too well - so I just didn't get why she cared so much, and why she pursued it so much. I mean, doesn't she watch the Walking Dead or other apocalyptic disaster shows? Doesn't she know that people are going to get nasty and mean?
I am always somewhat disappointed when I pick up a book that says it is book one of three. It means it always is going to feel unresolved at the end, you have to get through the middle filler book before you get to the beefy finale and it might be years before the next book comes out - something my middle aged lady brain might be unable to cope with.
Monday, August 04, 2014
Let me just say this is a great movie for those folk who don't want to have children. Makes me glad to have a cat.
Friday, August 01, 2014
Still it was a nice chance to catch up with a besties, eat a lovely salad and have some time out, but I have to say only a 2/5 for the movie.