I’m not a big movie watcher. We never go to the theatre. For one, it costs too much, and secondly, if we’re getting out of the house, it’s really the last thing I think of to go do. Many of my friends are avid movie-goers and are always asking if I’ve seen such and such. Inevitably, I reply, “No, but I may buy it when it comes out on DVD”. I usually know what I’m going to like and whether or not I’m ever going to want to re-watch it, so for the price of $20 or so, I can just automatically purchase it, and save the $30 or so more dollars it would have cost for us to go to the theatre. (We can’t go to the theatre and NOT get snacks!! :)) Movies also make great wishlist items for Christmas as well…since they aren’t something I usually buy for myself. I’m a member of Netflix, but we’ve had the same two movies sitting on our entertainment center for probably three months now….just haven’t taken the time to watch them. I have a hard time sitting still long enough to see an entire movie—which is odd considering I will lay down and read for hours on end, LOL. I guess we all have our vices:) All that being said… I was thinking today about what is that one thing that makes me watch certain movies over and over and over…yet never give new ones a chance.
Here are the four movies that immediately spring to my mind when I think of watching a movie:
1. The Family Stone
2. Father of the Bride (Parts I and II)
3. You’ve Got Mail
4. Under the Tuscan Sun
When I really thought about what tied these movies together, I came up with one, very important common denominator: they all feature prominently homes that I would love to call my own.
The Family Stone takes place in an amazing white Victorian home set in the country. You can just feel the warmth and love exuding from the house, and the close knit family as well. The fact that this movie is centered around the Christmas holiday certainly doesn’t hurt:)
Father of the Bride (I and II) also take place in a stunning, two story house, and the house is even central the plot of the second movie. The house is not just a backdrop…it IS the movie.
You’ve Got Mail – who hasn’t lusted after living in Meg Ryan’s NYC brownstone?? (And I’m not even going to bring up her bookstore. Oh. My. God. Her. Bookstore!!)
And last, but most certainly not least, Bramasole in Under the Tuscan Sun. An Italian villa in the Tuscan countryside. Although I adore this movie, the house was just about the only thing in the movie that was true to the book.
Apparently, I have house-lust issues that I need to deal with:) Am I the only person who has this problem? That apparently subconsciously gravitates towards movies based on how much you like the houses featured in them?