Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Today I took time out to see a movie all by myself. And, I was truly....all by my own self...not another soul in the cinema...instead, there were other cinemas full of families with kids seeing The Simpsons Movie. It was nice.
The movie I chose to see was "In the Land of Women". It starred the ever lovely Meg Ryan, the good looking Adam Brody(Carter Webb), Kristen Stewart, Makenzie Vega and Olympia Dukakis. Adam plays the role of a guy who is a writer of soft porn (no less!) and he is dumped by his model girlfriend who he thinks is the love of his life. He moves on to another town to take care of his elderly grandmother who is a delightful character full of witt and humorous sarcasm. She keeps saying she is going to die... she is teaching him a life lessons without him realising it at the time (so true of some of us in real life).
Without going on about it anymore and spoiling a great movie, Meg Ryan plays the neighbour across the road from Carter's grandmother...her own journey accompanied by Carter's own life journey makes for a great movie...not a slow one, and not too over the top either. Be warned that tissues are a must for parts of it.
After the flick I went on to watch two of my brood swim. They went exceptionally well and the swim instructor just adores Sarah..as does one of the new teachers at the school. Her comment to me, "Your little girl is such a delight, she has this aura about her that makes people smile". Proud mother hen am I!

20 comments:

farmwifetwo said...

Hey I'm first :)

Sounds like a good movie.. I'll write it down.. we don't go and see many (rural, small cinema) but it'll be out on dvd or the satellite and I'll see it then. Never know what to choose reading the titles.

S.

eric313 said...

Meg Ryan was always one of my favorites! She's such an angel face, even if she is older.

Heard she's a little crazy, but then again, I'm a poet, so I shouldn't talk!

Talk to you later, Cazzie!!!

captain corky said...

I like Meg Ryan, but I think she did some real damage to her looks thanks to all that plastic surgery.

Queen of Dysfunction said...

Ok. I'm still stuck on the whole "went to the movies alone" thing.

Damn. I'm jealous.

Jay said...

Everybody loves Meg Ryan.

Betty said...

Sounds like a good movie. I like Olynpia Dukakis. And, I like going to the movies alone, strangely enough. But, now that I have discovered Netflix, I don't go to the cinema.

ann said...

Hi Cazzie, sounds like a good movie..must keep an eye out for it in my area. Sam from Gollywobbles put me onto your blog...and it's wonderful...thanks for sharing.
luv Ann.xx

Trundling Grunt said...

Hmm, dunno about Meg Ryan. In real life she often comes across as a bit wackawacka.
But the film sounds interesting - must admit.

Cazzie!!! said...

Farmwifetwo, I know, there are so many movies and I spoke to the 2 lady attendandts at the centre and told them I came to see the Sandra Bullock flick last week and I did not like it, "Coz it did my head in!" and so they said I would like this one...and so I did!

Eric, nutty is okay.... I think she is lovely :)

Corky, I wasn't sure if she had any or not and now I am sure...takin' your advice and all. I love her and Goldie Horn too, they are gorgeous :)

QOD, lol, it was good...you should try it :) I have always been good in my own company..or by my own self..and to do this took me away from all that was on the outside of that theatre.

Jay, for sure!

Betty, I never hear of netfix before..will check it out.

Ann, welcome to my place then :) Come by any time.

Aidan said...

YUCK!!! CHICK FLICK, do you look away at the kissing scenes too.... Girl germs So GRRRRooOOSSSSS...

I feel better now, swimming was a huge part of my early life and what fixed up my asthma no end... Keep her at it she will develop in more ways than you can imagine....

Such a proud mum.

Menchie said...

I love getting comments like that from people about my kids. I would be so proud too!

Not a big fan of Meg Ryan cause she always seems to remain in one character. but maybe i'll check it out.

Keshi said...

sounds like a good one. I like Meg Ryan. She's one of the finest actresses ever.

Keshi.

Cazzie!!! said...

Aidan, you made me laugh :) Yes, all four of the kids love the swimming..as I did too..well, still do really.

Menchie, it is nice isn't it? Meg plays an awesome role in this flick..she is faced with the diagnosis of breast cancer..she does very well in it.

Keshi, she is lovely isnt she?

Cazzie!!! said...

TG, just missd yopu as I was commenting, LOL at whackawhacka!!!

Bibi said...

I'll check it out!

Going to the movies alone is one of my very favorite things to do. And I'm lucky that my work schedule is pretty flexible, so sometimes I sneak out in the middle of the day. It feels as though I'm playing hookey, and I love it!!

Keshi said...

she's adorable! A beautiful, simple, kind and gentle soul. It reflects on her very pretty face. And she CAN act too.

Keshi.

Cazzie!!! said...

Bibi, ohh, I felt the same way..as if I had skipped school and gone to the flicks..lol..not that I ever did skip class ever...hbut you know, it was great!

Keshi, I so agree with you :)

susan said...

Sounds interesting...I haven't even heard of this one yet (like that's saying anything!)

It's always nice when someone gives your baby a great compliment like that.

Jules said...

I have never done this but would love too. I love Meg Ryan too. Probably because she has flyaway hair like my own!!

Middle Child said...

I am happy going to the movies by myself...although Don and I loved going to the old Laurieton pictures... my daughters say they have never gone to the movies by themselves... Don't know why...its a really good experience...but never been inside all by myself....wow...just like Elvis - your own provate picture show.