Saturday, October 28, 2006

Movies You Didn’t Think You’d Like, but You Did

Have you ever seen a movie that you didn’t think you’d like, but you ending up loving it? That’s happened to me a few times.

The most recent examples:

Million Dollar Baby
There are a lot of people that love the sport of boxing, but I’m not one of them. I can’t understand why any person would want to box or why anyone would pay to watch it. And as much as I don’t understand why men box, I certainly don’t understand why women box. Because I’m not a fan of the sport, I had no interest in seeing this movie. But, I was traveling, stuck in a hotel, bored, and the movie was on HBO, so I watched it. I was amazed to discover that I loved it. It was a very touching movie.

Brokeback Mountain
While I have no problem at all with gay men, I don’t particularly want to watch two men be intimate with each other (although I understand there are many women that would find that enjoyable). When this movie was being promoted what I saw the most often was 'the kiss' scene, which just solidified my belief that it wouldn’t be a movie I’d enjoy (even though I’m a huge Heath Ledger fan). Then I started reading reviews, and so many people raved about the movie that I broke down and saw it. It’s one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. Yes, there was a kiss scene and there was a 'passion in the tent' scene, but the movie wasn’t about sex, it was about love. It was about two people who loved each other and had to hide it. It was about the effect that this had on them as well as others in their lives. It was heartbreaking.

If you haven’t seen these movies, I highly recommend them.

1 comment:

Reel Fanatic said...

Im with you on Brokeback Mountain .. Though I have no desire whatsoever to watch two men get it on, this beautiful movie was, luckily about so much more than that