Saturday, January 07, 2006

Secondhand Lions



I don't often write about movies, because even though a lot of them get watched around here, I'm usually doing something else. My son and husband are such movie buffs that they each have separate subscriptions to Netflix. Part of that, I suspect, is because they have differing tastes, coming together now and then over an action-adventure flick.
Last night, though, I took time out to watch this one, Secondhand Lions. It has been around for a while, but somehow I missed it. I really liked this movie and so did Jerry. A quirky little flick that celebrates the imagination, it reminded us both in a way of Big Fish (another favorite). Secondhand Lions is easier to watch if you like being able to follow a story, but both have that zest for life theme.

5 comments:

Rian said...

Secondhand Lions was one of those movies for me that, when it was over I was sorry because I would never be able to see it again for the first time. Delightful movie. It's been long enough now I think I'll rent it again. (That's the good news about getting older.)

Karoda said...

I loved Big Fish after I stopped trying to make it make sense and eventually it all did :)...I'll put Secondhand Lions in my Netflix queue.

mary m. said...

Both movies get my thumbs up!

Nines said...

Jenny- been trying to get caught up on my blog readings as I have had house guests for an extended period. I loved you Xmas tribute- "Tradition gives life to memories." Love that quote and I warn you I'll be telling it to everyone I know! Your studio looks fantastic! And congratulations on your new Elna. I hear they are wonderful. I got a "new" featherweight for Xmas and I have been boring everyone with how thrilled I am with it! The Bearden artwork is... WOW!! How does someone do that? Incredible and very inspiring. I am wanting to try some of the crab bisque- yum. And peppermint bark is one of my favorites, very addictive. I hope you are settling back at work and that you are still getting to take time to sketch. I'd like to see some of your "doodles." Bet they're pretty impressive.

Debra Spincic said...

Wes and I headed to the movie theater Friday night to watch, Walk the Line about Johhny Cash. Pretty good--a number of similiarities to Ray, the Ray Charles story.

and No Popcorn!