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Forced Family Fun and Top Gun

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’ve been busy editing my second story and working. It was a productive week, and I was so ready for the weekend. We had a fun Saturday night. A night where I put my foot down, and we had an evening of “forced family fun.”

For those who don’t know what “forced family fun” is, it’s just what the name implies. I force my kids to do something with us. They reluctantly participate in whatever I’ve planned. I try not to inundate them with too many events like this because I know they need their space as teens. But I figure once in awhile isn’t too much to ask, and they’re getting older. Sniff. The family moments are becoming less frequent, and I must say, I’m having a hard time letting go. But I digress.

We went as a family to a drive-in and watched the new “Top Gun” movie. Now, my boys have never been to a drive-in, and I wanted to give them the experience. So, we packed up the car and drove the forty-five minutes to the outdoor theater.

Unbeknownst to me, things have changed since my teen years of drive-in movies. There are no speakers you hang on your window so you can hear the movie. Now, you tune in to a radio station. It works wonderfully, except I had to deal with the fear that my battery would die, and I’d be stranded at the drive-in after the movie was over. Thankfully, that didn’t happen. Phew. I would’ve never lived that one down.

Everyone liked the movie. It was action-packed. A lot of flying scenes. I loved the camaraderie the movie illustrated among the team of select pilots. When the going got tough they stuck together, working with each other as they confronted their obstacles and moved forward. I’m glad my boys saw that part. For an evening of “forced family fun,” it was a success. I’m planning more evenings like this. My boys don’t know that yet, but they’ll find out soon enough. 😉

My oldest really liked the movie, I could tell it inspired him. It will probably inspire you, too. It had a great storyline. I loved how they weaved scenes and photos from the first movie in with this one. I’m going to go see it again. It was that good. But this time it’ll be in a theater. How about you? Have you seen the new “Top Gun” movie? What are your thoughts? Leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you!

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Looking for a Good Movie during the Pandemic?

 

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’m back today after a busy week of work, writing, and getting ready for online schooling. We snuck away this weekend for one last hoorah up north and we needed it.

But enough about that, today I’d like to talk about a heartwarming movie I watched while I was relaxing. It’s titled “Sunshine Cleaning.” It stars, Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, and Alan Arkin.

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It’s the story of a single mom who wants to make a better life for herself and her son Oscar.  She’s involved with a married man who she dated in high school and she just can’t seem to let him go, and he can’t seem to leave his wife and marry her.

It’s a sad but triumphant story of two sisters trying to navigate life. They’re both still reeling from the loss of their mother by suicide, and they’re trying to come to grips with her death. It’s the story of love of bonds that never break and heartache.

 

 

If you’re looking for a movie that has all the feels, then “Sunshine Cleaning” is for you.

I just thought I’d share it with you because it’s one of those Sleeper movies that didn’t make it big in the box office, but it was a great story with great writing. Check it out the next time you have some time to yourself. You won’t regret it.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my post. Do you have any movies you’d like to recommend? Leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you!

 

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Movie Review for “American Hustle!”

Hello everyone! I hope all is well with you. I’m back today with a movie review. I watched “American Hustle” with my mom a couple of weeks ago and I must say it was an awesome movie even though it didn’t win an academy award.

It’s the story of con-man Irving Rosenfeld and his accomplice Sydney Prosser who poses as Lady Edith Greensly. They are happily conning people out of their money in a low-scale Ponzi scheme.

Enter FBI agent Richard DiMasco who entraps them and you’ve got quite a movie. DiMasco coerces Irving and Lady Greensly into working with him. They plan on taking down congressional representatives who accept bribes and they get a number of them, too.

Nevertheless, the FBI man wants to make a name for himself and decides to go after the mob as well. However, all this time, Irving and Sydney are conning the FBI man. I won’t go into any more detail than that, but I will say it was a great movie.

Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence did an awesome job perfecting their characters and I must say I’ve become a fan of both of these actresses.

Christian Bale did an excellent job portraying Irving Rosenfeld, with his paunch and weak comb over. Irving is a sleaze in the beginning and I didn’t like him very much, but toward the end he redeemed himself. He was the perfect anti-hero!

Thanks for stopping by and reading my post today! Do you have any thoughts on American Hustle? If so, leave a comment! I’d love to read it! 🙂