I love all kinds of movies often for very different reasons. To ask me to name one favorite is like trying to pinpoint which star is the brightest in the sky. I simply can’t. Obviously I love to laugh, and have a wicked sense of humor, so some of my choices are because of that simple fact. I tend to like history, so some of my choices lean toward things that have really happened in the past. Last but not least, I tend to like thrilling fantastical things so some of my choices come about because of that. Some movies I love because they are romantic, some move me, and some fascinate me. Needless to say, I have a huge movie collection and each and every title is in my collection because I loved it for one reason or another. Since I can’t make up my mind on one, I am going to list some of my current favorites.
The award for favorite comedy goes to “The Hangover” and “The Hangover 2”. Both movies describe a wild and raunchy bachelor party that has run amok. In the first installment we meet the “Wolf Pack” for the first time. Each of the actors is hysterically funny in their own right. Of the four, Phil is my favorite. Not only is he played by the ruggedly hot Bradley Cooper, he is ultra cool. Four guys take off to Las Vegas to raise hell. The morning after they realize they have lost the groom and can not remember a thing. They spend the entire movie trying to retrace their steps in the hopes of finding their lost friend. The second installment focuses on another bachelor party in Bangkok, Thailand. Once again they lose someone, but this time it is the bride’s brother. They get in some worse scraps in the second installment. Where the first movie was hilarious, the second is shocking and funny! Both movies draw you into the men’s predicament, keep you engrossed, and kept me laughing throughout.
The award for favorite drama with historical flair is “The King’s Speech” starring Colin Firth. Even if I wasn’t a British Royalty buff, I would be into this movie. Colin Firth brilliantly plays King George VI. The story line follows the struggles of the king as he is suddenly forced onto the British throne after his brother’s abdication. To do his job well and be a proper king in a world that is dominated by radio, he must find a way to overcome a lifelong speech impediment and lead his nation through the war. His wife finds a speech therapist, played brilliantly by Geoffrey Rush, in the classifieds and takes her husband to him in hopes he will help him overcome his affliction. Not only does the therapist help the King overcome, he becomes a close, dear friend and advisor. It is an amazing true story and I love it!
The award for all time favorite classic goes to “Gone with the Wind”. I love this epic movie with it’s larger than life characters of Scarlet O’Hara and Rhett Butler played by Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable. I love that it takes me back to a long ago era before the civil war when men were gentlemen and the women wore hoop skirts and were the belles of the ball. Considering the movie was produced in 1939, the effects are phenomenal and timeless.
Finally, last but not least I love all the Harry Potter movies for their ability to transport me to the world that J.K. Rowlings describes in such minute detail. I love the magic, Hogwarts, and the fact that the movies follow the books story closely. I could go on and on about even more movies if given the chance, but will leave it at these chosen few until next time when I give you another glimpse into the life of a trucker’s wife.