Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Great movies you need to see, and the birthday party that will kick all other parties' booties

Saw some fantastic movies lately that I wanted to share.

#1 An Education

Beautiful, amazing soundtrack (if you love French music and jazz), and I was never bored, which is usually an issue. I hate being the person in the movie checking my phone and thinking, "OK, how much time is left?! What the heck are they going to do for the next hour I have to sit here??". Didn't happen with this one.

I related a lot to the main character who wanted to go to college, meet amazing people, read books, learn about life and travel to Paris. I honestly didn't take advantage of the opportunities I could have in college. I joined a sorority and partied - a lot. But I also got paid to go to concerts and write about bands, interview my favorite musicians, be a college radio DJ, spend nights at beach bonfires, meet the best friends I could ever hope for, and meet the man of my dreams who I eventually married. So even though I didn't get to be the intellectual in the sense I thought I would, I did have the experience of a lifetime, if that makes sense.

#2 Departures

If you hate subtitles you won't like this movie one bit. The movie is about a Japanese cellist whose orchestra dissolves and he takes a job preparing the dead for funerals. It sounds incredibly morbid, but everything was very tasteful. It won an Academy Award a few years ago for Best Foreign Film and just seeing the trailer made me excited to see it. If you like visually stunning films and emotionally moving characters you'll love it.

The two countries I've always wanted to visit are Paris and Japan, so I thought these movies were very fitting when I feel like escaping from my personal worries.

In other news, it's Mr. Bee's DIRTY 30 on Friday!! It will be very low-key. If I'm up to it I'd like to take him to a little jazz bar down the street. I wish I was able to do more, but maybe next year he'll have a Flirty and Fun 31 and I can make it up to him. Moonbounces, skate rink, Johnny Weir doing the YMCA, the works.


  1. You'd especially love Paris. Happy Birthday to Mr. Bee! Hope it's a good one.

  2. omg, that is the best photo of johnny ever. i love it.

  3. I head An Education is amazing! Maybe I will go this weekend.

  4. Im sure all he wants for his bday is YOU and he's already got that! HAPPY BDAY MR.BEE!