Three Films You Should See:

1. Flipped

An innocent, endearing tale of a boy and a girl living next door to each other, and figuring out the complexities of a first crush. I fell in love with this movie, mostly because of it's relatable and honest lines. An example, when Bryce (the boy) was getting ready for a dinner with Juli (the girl he has a crush on) : "I need to put on a shirt that makes me look good, but also makes it seem like I'm not trying too hard. It's a fine line." <---and can I just say, the young man they got for this movie is the kind of boy I would have TOTALLY had a crush on in high school? Yep, they did perfect casting.

The best way to describe this movie is: damn cute! Rating: ★★★

2. Eat, Pray, Love

I was really nervous to see this because I had read the book and LOVED, no, ADORED it. Easily in my top 5 favorite books.

So this is what I did. I gave the movie a chance, knowing that it would NEVER stack up to its literary counterpart. I gave it a chance to be a movie, and not a perfect adaptation of a story I love.

As a movie I really liked it. It was lacking in some areas, but overall the movie was good. Not great, but good...mostly due to the spunkiness of Miss Roberts. I was also pleased that they didn't skip over everything spiritual, which I thought Hollywood might do. A bonus: getting to see breathtaking scenes of Italy. Rating: ★★½

3. Waitress

So my other two movies are more chick-oriented. But this movie...this is a movie both men and women can see, and thoroughly enjoy.

What a gem of a film! It's about a waitress (duh) who is in a dead-end, abusive marriage, who then gets pregnant from her dead-end, abusive husband. I don't want to give too much away here--but this is a story about feeling helpless and trapped, and coming out of that.

It's sweet, it's quirky, it's a bit dark, with a little bit of humor. Mix that all up in a bowl and put in into a pie shell...and you've got Waitress! (You'll get that reference once you've watched the movie). Rating: ★★★½

Off the subject of movies, I finally took my TEFL exam yesterday. I'll get the results in "up to 10 days," as the school told me. *Crossing Fingers* and hoping I've passed! (Once I pass I can start applying for jobs in Turkey)!


  1. Aw, Flipped sounds really cute! :) I don't see many movies - I tend not to have the patience for anything longer than about 55 minutes lol but once in a while I will. I'll keep these in mind (but I am SO a book before the movie sort of girl - EPL is on my list!)

  2. Waitress and Flipped do sound really good! Unfortunately, I can't stand Julia Roberts ever, so I won't be seeing that other one.

    Good luck with the TEFL, I'm sure you'll be fine! Teaching English is a big pain, BUT it allows a person to live abroad, which is absolutely worth it!

  3. Okay so #1 I LOVE 'Waitress' and #2 I finished reading EPL the other week, am now reading Committed and am quite looking forward to seeing how they adapted it into a movie! But yeah, am coming to terms with the fact that it'll be very different from the book.

    Jax x

  4. I've really been wanting to see Waitress, so this is my cue to go rent it. You've also made me want to watch Flipped. I never heard of it until now!

    I'm glad you're feeling better and I'm sure you passed the TEFL. I know what it's like to wait for test results.

  5. Congrats on the TEFL exam! Yeahhh!!! I have been thinking about taking that as well. As for Eat, Pray, Love, I really didn't like it too much. I thought that everything about the movie was good except for her. Melissa was one of the most self centered, selfish people I have ever seen. Italy looked fantastic though.

    From one San Diego blogger to another,