Wednesday, February 22, 2012


A month and a half.
That's how long it took for me to watch one movie. I started to think that it wasn't meant to be. That this movie was not for my eyes. The DVD came from Netflix about the time we were getting things ready to move Dad. So, it got put in the drawer beneath the television and forgotten. Finally after the dust was starting to settle, I needed a movie night. Ed had just left for work and I was ready to relax for a couple of hours by myself. I placed the DVD into the slot and waited for the start menu to appear. Sadly, the screen told me there was no DVD in the player. Thinking that I must have done something wrong, I ejected the DVD and reinserted it. Again the screen read there was no DVD in the player. After ejecting it once more, I noticed that it was cracked. All the way across one side. So I returned the DVD and waited patiently for the replacement.

When the replacement DVD arrived, I again was quite busy, so it had to wait a few days. Finally, I was ready and I popped that thing into the slot and settled in for the movie with a nice glass of wine. It started to play and a sigh of relief came over me. Then about half way through, it started to skip. I thought nothing of it until it stopped playing all together. Great! Now I've seen half the movie. I'm sure I could guess how it would end. Heck, I don't even know why I chose this movie anyway. Other than the fact that it stars Orlando Bloom. Who, by the way, plays an American quite well in this movie.

But I can be a sucker for a romantic comedy and the movie had sparked my interest. So, I sent it back and waited for the second replacement. It came today. I popped it into the slot and chose a scene near where the second DVD had left me hanging. I have to say that I quite enjoyed this little known movie. It not only had your typical break-up and falling in love, but it had death and an elaborate funeral, wedding, and a road trip of self discovery. This movie had many well known stars in it to compliment Orlando, but he really shines in it.

I know, I don't usually do movie reviews, but it really is a good movie if you are in to romantic comedies and  I feel like I've accomplished something having taken a month and a half to finish watching it.


MorningAJ said...

Orlando Bloom 'plays an American quite well'. Erm... you mean he isn't American? I had no idea!

Sounds like a good movie. I'll have to see if K can track it down for me.

Stew said...

Bloom is actually a Brit. Had his breakthrough roll as an elf in the epic Lord of the Rings and followed it up with his roll in Pirates of the Caribbean. So I can see how someone might see him as American.

laurak@forestwalkart said...

well at least after all that waiting...the movie was worth the wait!!

ok...i'm BAD with actor's names...i had to google him to see who Bloom is, and i am a big fan of Lord of the Rings. after finding i KNOW why you wanted a movie with him in it!

happy hump day.

Jim said...

You are patient and persistent! I haven't seen a Hollywood movie in so long....I think something is wrong with me! lol

Stew said...

A little candy for the eyes while the mind is entertained.

Stew said...

There's nothing wrong with you.
Most movies are overrated and I don't care for them. All this CGI stuff bores me. So it's nice to see a well acted movie sometimes. I've found it's usually the movies that no one has heard of.