My Love of Movies

Mama and More

First of all I want to thank Luci over at MotherWifeMe for making my post last week a feature on her #AllAboutYou post this morning. Luci you have made my day!

When I was a little girl I dreamed of the day a prince would come and save me from my boring life. I watched movies like Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and The Little Mermaid, sang along to the songs and wondered why my life wasn’t like that. Why didn’t I get the boy I liked? I was a bit of a geek if I’m honest but I still imagined that one day ‘my prince would come’.

This isn’t a ‘happy ever after’ post where I tell you he did and we’re married and have a fabulous life, blah, blah. I want to tell you that all those years ago is when my love of movies began. All the girly ones are great and get better as you grow up, I remember watching Jerry Macguire about one hundred times. Those movies that have two people falling in love are fantastic and you always feel good when they’re finished. I think rom-coms are my favourite with Love Actually at all time number one movie. Moulin Rouge and The Holiday are up there too. It’s no surprise that I enjoy these movies, after all I am well-and-truly in their target market but these aren’t the only movies I like.

Fracture starring Ryan Gosling and one of my all-time favourite actors Anthony Hopkins is dark and compelling. The story is fantastic and the acting - brilliant. I love the ending but I don’t want to tell you about it - Go watch it! I promise you won’t regret it. Another ‘dark’ movie I think is fantastic is Seven with Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey. A serial killer is loose and the detectives try their very best to find him. Kevin Spacey plays a brilliant part in this movie and is very convincing. Another movie that I suggest you see if you haven’t already.

On a lighter note Simon Pegg is amusing in Shaun of the Dead and Paul but my favourite movie starring him and Nick Frost has to be Hot Fuzz. Me and the hubby know the script to this movie and have watched it so many times that I think the DVD may be broken! It’s funny and has a great story - another must see.

Most of the movies I have mentioned above are fairly old now and having two children and a busy life we don’t get much opportunity to go to the cinema anymore. We do, however, get to rent the movies on the Apple TV, which is better than nothing. A movie we did manage to see at the cinema was The Great Gatsby which was directed by Baz Lurhman. There’s a talented man. We love most of his movies including Moulin Rouge, Romeo & Juliet and The Great Gatsby - all of which are on our favourites list. The Great Gatsby is an amazing movie which draws you in from the moment it starts. If you do see it try to pay attention to the music too because the soundtrack for this movie is awesome, I have it playing most of the time while I’m working. Now You See Me was another movie from last year but this one we rented and then later bought on DVD. A great movie that is a little different.

My favourite movie of last year?


This movie is unlike anything else I’ve ever watched and we’ve seen it twice at the cinema. The second time was just as good as the first even though I knew what was coming and although the cast is minimal it is a fantastic movie. If you wanted a recommendation Gravity would be it. There is no way to describe this movie other than to say it’s about space. If I said anymore I would give away the story. If you are bored of all other movie types give this one a try - it is completely different, a breath of fresh air.

So there you have it. I LOVE movies and when I’m not taking care of the children, doing housework, cooking meals or writing then I’m watching movies. I like being able to escape into another world while I watch people’s lives unfold in front of me. Maybe it’s the writer in me that thrives on this stuff or maybe it’s just the escapist, either way I enjoy myself (as long as the movie isn’t terrible). This year I’m looking forward to seeing The Lego Movie in February. 

I’m linking up this post to #AllAboutYou Link & Pin Party, you all know me a little better now and I got to give recommendations for some great movies. Win, win I say! :)

Do you have any favourite movies you’d like to recommend? Tell me below and I’ll give them a try if I haven’t seen them. Have a great day everyone.