Movies...Movies...and more Movies....

One of the first things I fell in love with about my husband is that he loves movies. While we were dating, and still now, we go to a movie or rent movies whenever we can. We have been Netflix and Blockbuster members. We rent movies whenever we can. Sadly most of the local rental spots have gone out of business. We have cancelled our memberships at Netflix and Blockbuster. And now we are back renting at Family Video again. 

Last night we rented several movies and got a Wii game for Simon. I always have a hard time finding a movie because I don't want to be the one to pick a bad one. The 2 I chose were both wonderful this time so I thought I'd share a little review, or just share a link to the trailers so you can decide on your own. So here they are....

Since this is a Canadian Film I guess that's why we had never heard of it. While browsing the $1 rentals (and that's for a Blu Ray!) I came across this. It was touching, funny, sad, and wonderful. A great movie that is a couple of years old. I'd give it 2 thumbs up!

All I can say about this movie is wow! The book was amazing! The movie was just as amazing. This is a part of history that I knew nothing of. WWII is something that I know little of, just the horrible times that Jews went through. I never knew it stretched into Paris and that the French Police were wrapped up in ridding their world of Jews. If you have read this book you should find a copy of the movie. If you haven't heard of should get your hands on a copy of the book, then see the movie. 

My husband missed out on this one. Since it is subtitled in the US he didn't want to "read" the movie. Only half of the movie or so is actually subtitled. Definitely worth it though! Another 2 thumbs up. If you would like more information on the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup here is a like for the Wikipedia site, but I'm sure Google will have more as well.

Nothing better than a little me time on a cold Saturday afternoon with a good movie. 



raidergirl3 said...

Barney's Version is also a book - a really good book! Great movie too.

I'm reading a book set in 1940 Paris right now - Half Blood Blues.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow... these both sound good! :):):):):):):):):)

Heather said...

I didn't realize that was a book too. Learn something new everyday!