Four Movies You Should See/Watch

June 22, 2016

I do a lot of posts about reading here on My Inner Fabulous (Recent Reads) but I've never really recommended some recent movies I've seen. Movies are one of those things that I love to hear other people's opinions about, but it usually doesn't affect what I actually think about the movie. I enjoy reading reviews, but I may still enjoy a movie even if it got bad reviews. Now you're probably thinking, well why would I trust your opinion on any of these movies?😂 Well, you don't have to, but I'm going to tell you about them anyway! I just love movies and Mark and I watch a ton of them. You may or may not know that I'm a contractor at Google and that I specifically work on Google Play. So I'm constantly surrounded by movie talk and checking the store to see what came out for rent that week. So, like I said, a lot of movie watching 'round these parts.

First up, Eddie the Eagle. You guys. This one is just so good. I had never heard about this story before the movie, so I didn't know how it was going to end. If you haven't heard of it, it tells the story of Eddie, a young British man who grew up always wanting to compete in the Olympics. He had to wear leg braces when he was a child so no one viewed him as an athlete, but he was determined. He tried several different sports before he landed on ski jumping and then enlists Hugh Jackman's character to help him train. It's really heartwarming and there were a lot of happy tears shed. This one isn't in theaters anymore but you can rent it on Play, Amazon, iTunes, etc.

Second is A Ballerina's Tale on Netflix, which I'm assuming everyone has, so this one is easy to watch! This is a documentary that follows Misty Copeland around and tells the story of her rise to become the first African American prima ballerina. I've always been fascinated by ballet because I could never do it! I quit after like a year. I think it's so beautiful and majestic and I like that this film isn't just about pretty dancers but talks about more substantial topics like race and body type in ballet too. Now I want to read her book!

Third on my list is Creed. Yep, that's right, the Rocky movie. I'm a little late on this one, but I actually surprised myself and loved this movie. I had to watch the first Rocky beforehand for a little context (I know, I know, I should have already seen it, let's move on) but even without seeing the million other sequels I didn't feel like I was lost or missing information. I thought Michael B. Jordan did an excellent job (helps that he's so cute too!) and I just really enjoyed the storyline. I'm not into boxing/fighting or any of that stuff, but I was still able to get into it, so don't let that keep you from watching! This one is also not in theaters anymore, but the rental prices have gone down since it's not considered new anymore. 

And lastly is Me Before You. Now before you roll your eyes at me for recommending a sappy romance movie, just hear me out. Yes, this is in fact a sappy romance movie, but it has a lot of elements of comedy too and it's not nearly as predictable as most movies of its genre. Mark and I went to see this for my birthday, at a theater with reclining chairs and wine #yas, but that's beside the point. Anyways, he said he enjoyed it and I heard him chuckling throughout the movie. He also agreed that it isn't your typically boy-meets-girl romance, that there were more complex and interesting aspects to the story. And for those of you that have read the book I can say that it is very very similar. There were few things left out, and none of them were significant. I would recommend both the book and the movie if you're looking for a love story that will honestly kind of haunt you, but in a good way. I keep thinking about it and it's been a week since I saw the movie and a year since I read the book! This one is only in theaters right now, so if you're not into crying in a crowd then maybe hold off until you can rent it at home ;) 

What good movies have you seen recently?

xo Catherine 

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