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I like a pretty movie. Sometimes I can get past a silly plot or bad acting as long as the scenery is good. If the plot, acting, and scenery are good I am in heaven. Here are some movies that transport me when I can't jump on a plane and go.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - I didn't really want to watch this movie. I had nothing else to watch and I do love Kristen Wiig, so I figured I would give it a go. I am so happy I did. It was totally charming and the scenery is to die for. I also enjoy hearing Scandinavian languages so there was that. I also like accordian music. That has nothing to do with this movie but I thought you should know so you can decide whether I am qualified to recommend movies.
Amelie - This is my favorite movie of all time. I want to be her. I want to live in Paris, skip stones on the canal, dig my hands into bags of grain, do good deeds...if you haven't seen it you don't know what I am talking about and you really need to get on that. It definitely makes me long for a France trip.
Under the Tuscan Sun - Okay, okay. I admit this one is a guilty pleasure, but it makes me happy. It's light and fun and oh so pretty. How I ache for Italy when I watch it.
Top of the Lake - This one is actually a mini-series but I couldn't leave it out. Not only is it a top notch mystery, but the New Zealand landscape is AMAZING. If you haven't seen this one I recommend you put on your comfy pants, get your snack situation in order, and prepare to hunker down for a few hours. After that you can call me so we can plan your trip to NZ.
Into the Wild - This movie will make you want to scrap it all and hit the road. He does what a tiny part of all of us wants to do and the movie is visually stunning. In theory, I would love to do a mega-tour of Alaska and the Yukon, but I don't think I have what it takes. Do you?
Welome and thank you for visiting! I am a travel agent with a passion for good food, design, general craftiness...and of course TRAVEL. I treat everything in life as an adventure. Sometimes the journey is short and sweet and sometimes it's long and messy, but if we try to stay in the moment we can make most things enjoyable.