Monday, February 20, 2006

New Fav Movie: Elizabethtown

We got Elizabethtown to watch this weekend. (And may I just interject that it was a fantastic weekend because I got to hang out with my favorite person for hours! It's been awhile since that happened).

Like other Cameron Crowe movies (Jerry McGuire, Almost Famous), this is a story about how one person can change the entire course of another person's life for the good just by getting them to focus on things that matter verses things that distract and mesmerize us, but ultimately have no lasting value. A quirky story-line and believeable characters help. But the reason I liked it best is because it made me homesick. I've lived a lot of places and quite frankly, you'll never get the country out of this girl. I will always be part of a big family, complete with black sheep and adventure seekers, and homely, seemingly unimaginative people who've survived great passion, loss and tragedy. I adore my hometown and the folks. And yet, I can't sit still. I don't know if I could just live in one place for the rest of my life...I have to hit the road...I have to go see stuff and be places and do things. I'll always love a roadtrip.

Some other plusses about the movie... a fabulous soundtrack doesn't hurt. And lastly, any movie that takes the time to highlight some of the fun of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, (which I just explored LAST WEEK), well, hey, you gotta love it. What a delight in a movie to see that Hollywood actually realizes (albeit briefly) that there are more places in the USA than New York City and Los Angeles.

6 comments:

Sandy Mc said...

OK, you're making me want to go visit Eureka Springs, lol.

Actually life has been too busy or trouble filled since we moved here summer of 2003 that we have not gotten there yet. Last vist there...August 1986 (as a 26 year old with ONE kiddo!):D

ness said...

I wouldn't go in this weather!

mukeyjoy said...

Wouldn't recommend Dinosaur World. El Lame-o!

ash said...

is dinosaur world like wall drug? "where the heck is wall drug?"

Sandy Mc said...

Actually I want to Wall Drug back when I was a pre-teen (1970), and it was pretty cool. It is in South Dakota and for many years in the old days (older than old days of my time, lol) it was a definate oasis in the middle of no-where.

Probably a wal-mart at the same exit today;)

Sara said...

Hey, i might be flying out for a visit in March?

How's that sound...

I need to do some research on plan tickets though where exactly would i be flying into?

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