Thursday, February 26, 2009

Good Flicks

Last week Dave and I were both sick - I was home from work for two days, so we watched a lot of movies. Thankfully, we found some pretty wonderful movies to watch, so being sick was not as lame as it normally is. These are the top three that we both highly recommend:

Amazing Grace
This movie is about William Wilberforce, a member of British Parliament who worked tirelessly his entire life to end the slave trade in Britain. One of his mentors was John Newton, the man who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace" and who had transported and traded slaves for over 20 years. This movie is amazing - no pun intended. I think that the trailer is the best movie trailer that's ever been made. Watch it and tell me it doesn't give you goosebumps:

This movie is about Rochel, an Orthodox Jewish woman, and Nasira, a Muslim woman who become friends. They work together, and find that they both are going through the process of having arranged marriages through their respective religious traditions. It's a fun, sweet film, and I kept thinking about it for days after seeing it. It's also part of this cool monthly movie subscription program: For $15 a month, you are mailed an award-winning independent or foreign film every month. Pretty cool!

Henry Poole is Here
This last film leaves you feeling so good afterward. I fell in love with the characters, and I won't tell you any more than that because it'll give it away! You just have to see it!

We got Amazing Grace and Arranged from the county library for free, and we own Henry Poole is Here, if you want to watch any of these fabulous films!


  1. Amazing Grace is one of y very favorites... I cried... man, it was good!

  2. I loved Amazing Grace! Definitely a great movie!