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2 Movies and 1 Book

I have been up to my ears in projects, appointments, and field trips (more to come on that later) this week, and my nights have been rightly taken up by some good movies and a foot-rub or two. The first movie to be reviewed was a quirky little film called Ms. Pettigrew Lives for a Day.


It was a cute little movie set in the 1920's (already drool -worthy for me) and is about a girl who can't seem to get her...ahem...act together. She is dating 3-4 men and each want to marry her, yet know nothing of the others. Ms Pettigrew, her "social secretary", just happened to be a nanny who couldn't keep a job with children and is hungry for work (and literally, hasn't had a meal in awhile!). The two become friends, and a happy ending for both ensues. A charming little girlie movie, and I don't like many of those that don't include Meg Ryan!

3 stars.

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The second movie I watched was called Definitely, Maybe. I must have seen this as a review for a different movie, because I couldn't remember what it was even about when I ordered it off Netflix, but I'm so glad I did. It has that child-actor everyone knows from Little Miss Sunshine, Abigail Breslin and an actor I'm not very fond of:Ryan Reynolds. Most of my distaste came from the type of movies he played in, but he was a sincere father figure in this movie, which is one of the reasons I loved it.


Maya, the daughter, wants to know the story of how her parents met, and he tells the story with changed names, and she has to figure it out. Two happy endings in this one, actually. 3 outta' 5 stars.

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The book I recently read which I couldn't put down was a perfect find for the Halloween season. Although I don't get to into this holiday (other than the candy dish!), I had this book, Demon, lying around that one of Stefan's co-workers gave to me to read. I would normally completely avert myself from books that are vampire-witch-goblin-y but Stefan mentioned it had some really deep theology in it, so I picked it up, and he was right! The author, Tosca Lee, was a former Mrs Nebraska and resides here in Lincoln.

The story is about a regular Joe in Boston who works as an editor, has recently divorced, and has a mediocre life he can't seem to get out of. A demon (yes, as in, devilish fiend, minion of Satan) visits him and tells him he wants him to publish his story, his memoir, of how the world was before humans, the creation of Eden and the world, the Fall of Lucifer...all the way to the resurrection of Jesus. It is fascinating. The way Lee writes her story, it can be compared to C.S. Lewis's Screwtape Letters.

Something I really enjoyed about the book is that I found it to show me, as a Christian, all of the characteristics of God that I take for granted every day, and I really appreciated that.

I give it a 3.5, the only reason for no "4" is that the ending is just not good compared to the rest of the book. It seemed to me to end rather abruptly, as if the writer just couldn't think of anything for the character to do! Read an interview with Tosca Lee HERE.

Comments

Kylee said…
I was pleasantly surprised by Miss Pettigrew. It was one that I was curious about, but Chris never would have let us rent. Luckily for me it was showing on the plane to Iceland so neither of us had anything better to do! I thought it was a really cute and refreshing movie.

As for Definitely, Maybe, I was initially drawn into it because the adverts (yes, I'm British today) tied it to Love, Actually (same producers) which is one of my fav movies. It was a good movie. Not one to own though...

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