This is my 2958th Review
Thanks to Diego of Lazy Sunday Movies for this recommendation.
“Dear Baby, I hope someday somebody wants to hold you for 20 minutes straight and that’s all they do. They don’t pull away. They don’t look at your face. They don’t try to kiss you. All they do is wrap you up in their arms and hold on tight, without an ounce of selfishness to it.” – Jenna
Number of Times Seen – 2 (18 May 2008 and 17 Mar 2017)
Brief Synopsis – A bored waitress in a dead end marriage relies on her pie baking ability to keep herself happy.
My Take on it – This is a film that I saw years ago and enjoyed and was intrigued to see once again.
Adrienne Shelly was a great writer and was able to create such a pleasant story with lots of diverse and lovable characters.
The quirkiness of each of the characters helps make them all quite unique yet their quirkiness also helps endear them to us throughout the film over and over.
The cast is great and Keri Russell and Nathan Fillion are both excellent as the leads.
The supporting cast has some nice surprises too and I especially enjoyed watching Andy Griffith in a role so different from what we are usually used to.
The story is written in such a believable way that it helps bring these characters to life.
The themes discussed here are great and I loved the message about sticking to what makes you happy in life in order to stay happy instead of wallowing in the other aspects of life that drag us down.
Bottom Line – Nice and sweet romance film that is definitely out of the ordinary. The characters are quite quirky, but that endears us to them over and over. Great cast led by Russell and Fillion, but the supporting cast also does a wonderful job here, especially Griffith. Says so much about finding what’s important in life and the fact that we must pursue those things that help make us feel good. The story is written really well and feels quite realistic. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Director Adrienne Shelly was murdered shortly after the film’s completion. Keri Russell was called in to record a director’s commentary for the DVD in her place, recounting the on-set creative process and decisions that went into making the film. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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