The Young Victoria
The daughters and I went to this one when the boys were winter camping. We loved it. What a great love story, those two: V & A. I knew the general story but loved knowing more. (Bummer about the typhoid, though.) Emily Blunt is lovely as Victoria and I'm seriously crushing on Albert/Rupert Friend (who I noticed in the .05 version of Pride and Prejudice, too). On the way home (Maddy still sniffling from the ending) we talked about being choosy in finding a partner and holding out for an Albert-type of relationship.
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"I am the master of my fate/ I am the captain of my soul"
We saw this last night, G and I, and talked about it all the way home. Inspiring (again true) story about Nelson Mandela's early presidency in South Africa and the struggling national rugby team; both became instruments in the others' success and acceptance. You can't go wrong emulating Mandela's leadership.
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I went to this by myself since it only had one showing in one theater in the middle of the day and I had heard so many good things. Loved it, though. Depiction of sweet (alas, doomed) romance between John Keats and Fanny Brawne. This is exactly the kind of movie G encourages me to see without him :) . Well done, so tragic. (Bummer about the typhoid.)
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Also seen this month: Avatar, An Education, It's Complicated, Sherlock Holmes, & Up in the Air. That's a little embarrassing but what can I say? It's one of the activities we love, especially when it's too cold to go anywhere else and we need to get out of the house before we go crazy. Apparently I'm in a British, historical, true story kind of mood...