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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Another AWESOME movie.....

one of those that you just don't want to end...
You know the kind.
I am always late on seeing movies because, being as poor as we are,
we would rather wait until it comes on tv and not pay the high prices.
Well THIS one, I would have paid double.
***
The jest of the story......SHE just got divorced and trying like crazy to FORGET...and START OVER.
Not that the story was anything to write home about but......
(had a few words and scenes that MIGHT make one blush...as for me....I am WAAAAY  past blushing....)
the visuals were fantastic.
 2003
just take a look at that HOUSE....
I fell totally in love....
***
 Katherine: It's a nice little villa. Rather run down, but redeemable... Are you going to buy it?
Frances: The way my life is currently going, that would be a terrible idea.
Katherine: Mm, terrible idea... Don't you just love those?
 ...just take a look at that country side.....
Martini: "Signora, between Austria and Italy, there is a section of the Alps called the Semmering. It is an impossibly steep, very high part of the mountains. They built a train track over these Alps to connect Vienna and Venice. They built these tracks even before there was a train in existence that could make the trip. They built it because they knew some day, the train would come."
 Some of the lines in this movie are fantastic
LIFE  LESSONS.....
just take a look at this magnificent MAN.
RAOUL BOVA
HOLY COW !!
*heavy sigh, slobber, drool, feeling-faint.......
I REALLY want those green shutters...
and she really wanted Marcello, played by RAOUL !
Frances: What's your name?
Marcello: Marcello.
Frances: Of course it is.
**
I just LOVE Frances in this movie...
Yep, I HAVE to have some olden, green, faded and nicked shutters, for sure !!
***
Frances:" I'd like to make an offer on the house. This is what I can pay, minus the work on the place, and a rental car to drive off a cliff when this all turns out to have been a terrible mistake."
***
I loved every thing about  this movie....
the to-die-for HOUSE,
DIANE LANE
RAOUL BOVA ....oh yeah.....I LOVED HIM
the beautiful HOUSE,
the lovely, breathtaking countryside..
the magnificent HOUSE.....
....well, I loved all the afore mentioned things but the story....??....left a tiny bit to be desired...
but I still loved it anyway.
If you haven't seen it, I am pretty sure you will like it, tho...
A LOT.
If you're in doubt, take another look at the HOUSE  RAOUL.

Marcello: Francesca.
Frances: Yes?
Marcello: I am going to make love all over you!
Frances: Okay.

THUD  

Joining the fun (when I come out of my comma)
HOLY COW !!
WHAT EVER YOU WANT WED.

   XOXOXO bj

LOVE is finding a good movie that brings up some kind of emotion...

40 comments:

Zondra Art said...

This is a great and very romantic movie, I love them!

Kisses and greetings from cold Croatia! :)

Loretta said...

Hope you didn't hit or break anything from that fall...lol. Oh girl, I am still laughing...You are too funny! But, you have an eye...good eyes I might add! Love you to death girlfriend! Luv

Madeline's Album said...

Sounds like a wonderful movie. I agree with you what a handsome man!! Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Madeline's Album said...

Sounds like a wonderful movie. I agree with you what a handsome man!! Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Theresa said...

Well, I am late to see movies too! I haven't seen this one BUT that is one HUNKA-HUNKA-HUNKA burning love:)

I am looking it up to watch it! HUGS!

Susy said...

BJ ~ you are laugh out loud funny! And that's one of my favorite movies for most of the same reasons (:

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I love this movie. There aren't many that I am willing to watch more than once and I've seen this one several times. We rarely go to the theater either. I'm too cheap and I like to watch in my comfy chair with my blanket. We love Redbox. Do you have one near you? You can rent new release DVDs for only $1 (or it may be $1.29 now). Our Walmart has one and our Walgreens, many are in McDonalds.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

BJ, you are certainly a wee bit late watching that one. One of my favorites and have seen it many times. Even own a copy.

Vee said...

I remember when the scene where she learned that her husband wanted a divorce and she buckled...that resonated with me...and her funny friend who plays in Grey's Anatomy and all those lovely house scenes. I was not as thrilled with the love stuff. You've shown us enough that I want to see it again!

Linda Chapman said...

This is one of my all time favorite movies! I watched it for the first time soon after my divorce and have watched it many times since then. Love the scenery and the actors.....and some priceless lines!

My favorite...."Ladybugs! Lots and lots of Ladybugs!!

Beautiful BEAUTIFUL film!!!

Patti said...

This is one of my favorite movies - I just loved the house and the simplicity of her life in Italy - and of course Marcello - who couldn't fall in love with him!

I added Linky followers on my blog so we'll see if it works!

Olive Cooper said...

You would love Frances Mayes books as they include her recipes which are wonderful. And the book is better and different than the movie.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I loved this movie.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

sittin here laughing till the tears rolled..

I just love how you write.. Its always a joy to come here and this post will now be one of my favorites.

thank you for being you..

xoxo
Sonny

Sweet Tea said...

We chick's love our flicks!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You are not going to believe this...but I haven't seen it. and yeah....he is good!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Great movie, beautiful scenery and you are too funny! I think I will watch it, again and maybe again....He is so easy on the eyes!

Blessings~Karen

Shelia said...

I loved this movie too, BJness! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

yep, had to have a bucket of water poured on me after seeing that film!
I loved it! My girls gave the film to me..hmmm..food for thought!
Darn kids!
Not sure I could go that far away, alone though. Nope.
Her leading men are always so handsome!!

LV said...

Guess I am behind times, I have not been to a movie in years. They just do not make them like they used to. Guess I have to take your word on this one.

Love Of Quilts said...

WOW!

Blondie's Journal said...

I loved this movie so much, I bought the DVD and I have watched it a million times. There is a book, too!

XO,
Jane

The French Hutch said...

I've seen this movie so many times I've lost count, I love it too. One of my favorites. I love this actress. I enjoyed the book too. Great scenery and the house, OMGoodness! Love the post bj.

~Emily
The French Hutch

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is one of my FAVORITE in the WORLD movies! I would just love to copy your whole post and claim it as my own! heehee! Are we allowed to do that! hahaha! Hugs my friend! ♥♥♥

Elizabeth said...

I love this movie too, one of the few that I like to watch more than once.Elizabeth

Rita said...

What a great movie and your review is right on. Another that is wonderful is Letters to Juliet with Vanessa Redgrave; also romantic and I think it was in Tuscany.
Rita

Beverly said...

Ooh, ooh, ooh!!! This is one of my all time favs, too. You just gotta love this one.♥♥♥

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Never watched the film, but...

I want that house, in that setting. Oh my... Oh my... Oh my....

"Successful marriage
is leading innovative lives together,
being open, non-programed.
It's a free fall: how you handle
each new thing as it comes along."


~Joseph Campbell

xinex said...

Oooooh, swooning....I am in love with that movie too, BJ. I love the house,the scenery and yes, the leading man!...Christine

Passionate for White said...

I agree....great movie....loved the scenery!

Sandi McBride said...

This was one of my all time fave movies, but must be seen with galpals, husbands and guyfriends snicker to much and make rude noisesz!!!
love ya
Sandi

Victoria said...

I ADORE this movie, it's one of my all time favorites and I love Diane Lane:) I have this on dvd and also have Unfaithful, which she's wonderful in too:)

Jen said...

Thank you for your kind comment on Harrison Home! Following you now :)

Ann said...

Yes I've seen this one. Eye candy everywhere and not just the scenery!!!!As you very well pointed out. My hubby dosen't like to go the the movies in the evening, the prices are pretty high. Sometimes we take in the twilight prices-not too bad. Fun Post.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Well thank you for the review and for offering up enough tidbits to get me totally hooked. We are so much like y'all and rarely see a movie on the big screen. We usually wait until it comes out on Netflix. Even then it's very sporadic and I am so far behind. I was ions behind most of my gal pals in seeing the Notebook if that tells you anything. I will definitely be putting this one on my soon to watch list. That really is one gorgeous man, uh I mean countryside. LOL!

Kathleen Grace said...

A great movie! I'm glad you reminded me, it may be time to watch it agaon:>)

Tracy said...

Ahhh, that looks like a great movie...another for my 'list' when time settles down :)

PEA said...

I've never seen that movie but one look at Raoul...oh, and the house...has convinced me that I MUST see it! Will look in the video store for it:-) Good God, but he's a handsome fellow isn't he. SWOON! DROOL! As for the house and the way it looks inside and outside, it's simply amazing...and that view, WOW! Ok now I really meant the view and not Raoul! lol xoxo

CAS said...

Couldn't agree more, BJ, wonderful movie. I most especially enjoyed all the scenery, & the Tuscan country side wasn't bad either (wink, wink)!

I have a request, BJ. Several months ago, you posted this delicious recipe for red beans. I pinned it, but my pin didn't take me to the particular blog. So, would you please tell me where I can find it? Would love to make some.
Thanks so much & have a great rest of your week.

PS: Can't wait to see your table!
CAS

Carla said...

I love that movie too. Loved your post.