Sunday, August 8, 2010

repeat the sounding joy

there are some films that touch your heart and just MOVE your soul emmensely, you have to watch it again, immediately. i don't know how to explain it, but there are just those certain films that move and restore you and you need to get the effect again, just to lock in that power and amazement. the first time i saw 'the family stone' was not in a theater or on dvd, but on tv, about two years ago. it played at about nine o'clock and then again at eleven thirty. how do i remember this? because it's a film, a story, that stuck and i remember the moment in time i witnessed it for the first time. i got lucky that night, in that a film i knew i had to see again, NOW, was replaying right afterwards the first showing. it must sound weird, what i'm telling you, but really, it does make a difference to see certain films a second time, immediately after the first view.

so run down to your nearest target and purchase this film for a mere five dollars and watch it a couple times, on a rainy afternoon. let it sink in, keep the characters and moments in the room with you for some time. this movie doesn't change your life, it gets your beloved ones in your life, in perspective as well as yourself.

are you living to the full extent of your being?

are you with the right person?

do you really love that person?

what is your relationship like with your family as a whole?

do you like it or want to change it and become more connected?

who are you?

what do you really need and want?

i love this movie, more and more with every single view of it's moving story. get a good couple viewings in for yourself to see what each of these images mean and feel like; you will be moved, touched and swept away by the simple beauty of it all.

- L


  1. I LOVED this movie! It was sooooo good!

  2. I love this movie too. My mum as it on dvd I will have to borrow it and watch it again. I really liked SJP in this as it was such a different role for her.

  3. I completely agree with you.. one of my all time favorite Holiday Movies. The scene when she brings out the photograph at Christmas... I still cry even though I have seen it several times. It touched me in so many ways and reminds me of my dysfunctional family that I NEVER see enough of. xoxo

  4. oooh this looks like such a good movie :)
    I've never seen it but thanks for sharing -- now I want to!


  5. i am also in love with this movie. rachel mcadams in this movie is exactly like me when i come home from college, and everything about it is so great.

  6. YES!!! This movie is sooo awesome! i cry EVERY SINGLE time at the part Marisa is talking about-- rachel mcadams is just beautiful! just like claire danes, of course my SJP, and Diane Keaton. Plus Luke Wilson is my favourite. (the part where he's talking to his dad too about his mom makes me cry!)

    SUCH A GREAT FILM. I could watch it over and over too.

    The admitting out loud that even though they must feel love for each other, they aren't right for each other in the long run. That opposites do attract.

    oh i completely love this film post! great choice L. Nicole! :)


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