Sunday, October 28, 2007

Behind the Times: Movies

I think this could be a reoccurring thread . . . things that I have been meaning to see/watch/read/do/listen to but for whatever reason I have put off. When I finally breakthrough and actually participate in the awesome thing I ignored for so long I'm kicking myself wondering why I didn't try that before. I hear about such things through the usual sources--friends, periodicals, the internet, Oprah . . . and sometimes I'm a little smug like, "Whatev's. Can't be that cool." Other times I'm just reluctant . . . dunno why. For example, snow boarding. I grew up in Colorado so obviously this was something a lot of my friends participated in. I resisted, for various reasons. Then I kinda thought I was too old to learn. Stupid right? So in college, I snapped out of it and took a snow boarding class and I loved it. I'm not a pro and I don't get to go very often but I love it. Other times it's things like movies or music . . . I'll hear about a movie/band for a long time but I just don't get around to it. I get particularly upset when I hear a song I absolutely love by a band I've been meaning to check out and I think, "This song has been out there at the same time I'm alive and I'm just finding out about this now?"

Anyway, the point is I finally saw the movie The Color Purple.

I've heard about this movie for so long and now of course it's a Broadway play. I'm not saying it was life changing, but for all the lame movies I've seen and invested time into I'm glad I finally got around to watching this movie. It's just a really good story with some really good acting. Of course I was prepared to be on the look out for Oprah (she only mentions this movie every other show), but I was really impressed with Whoopi Goldberg. I'm not generally a big Whoopi fan, but she was fantastic. It was only her second movie ever and her first starring role. Not bad Whoop. (I call her Whoop for short). So for any of those who haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. Definitely not suitable for young kids as there are some very adult themes and it's got an interesting format in general, but go watch it. Now.


  1. I ordered this thru Netflix but the dvd has been sitting there for weeks. I guess it's time to finally watch it.

  2. Allison I think you'll love it. I also have to say that it's sorta different in format. . .almost like they wanted to keep it so close to the book that it reads more like a book than a movie. . . I don't know if that makes sense, but it jumps around a lot. But seriously, sit down and watch it. You'll like it.

  3. Great movie...I'll have to try the book. I can only imagine that it's more depressing