Shannon Stacey

A Netflix rec for the weekend

Photo of my movie log, described in text


You might remember I’m trying to make time for movies, and I’m doing okay with it. Considering how seldom I’ve watched movies in the last few years, four in a month (so far) is progress.

As you can see, I’ve borrowed slightly from the Rotten Tomatoes scale. Whether I’m reading or viewing, I’m not super analytical. It’s just a “well, that sucked” (green splat) or a “that was good” (red tomato), but for a movie I really liked and will probably watch again, I added a gold star to my ratings. So far…

Sisters was a green splat. Such a green splat I almost made it a brown splat, if you know what I mean. Miss Congeniality 2 was good. With the exception of a very charming, adorable and funny LeBron James, Trainwreck was a big green splat for me.

But finally, a gold star!

Leap Year is a 2010 romantic comedy starring Amy Adams and Matthew Goode. (And if you thought he was hot as Finn Polmar on The Good Wife, you do NOT want to miss him in this, in his full scruffy, broody, deep Irish brogue glory. Trust me.)

Anna Brady plans to travel to Dublin, Ireland to propose marriage to her boyfriend Jeremy on Leap Day, because, according to Irish tradition, a man who receives a marriage proposal on a leap day must accept it.

And Matthew Goode is the scruffy, broody, deep-Irish-brogue-glory guy who ends up trying to get her to Dublin in time when her plans go awry. It’s all fish-out-of-water, opposites attract, road trip romantic yumminess.

Definitely a gold star. And, according to my TBW (to be watched) list, it was recommended to me by Vivian Arend and Susanna Kearsley, so I owe them both a drink!

6 comments to “A Netflix rec for the weekend”

  1. Patricia Morel Johnson
      · April 15th, 2016 at 1:53 pm · Link

    Vdid you see him in Downton Abbey.. He’s the one who finally got Lady Mary.

  2. Shannon
      · April 15th, 2016 at 10:35 pm · Link

    I haven’t seen that, but I’ve heard he’s delicious in it!

  3. library addict
      · April 16th, 2016 at 6:20 pm · Link

    Have you seen Spy yet (with Melissa McCarthy)? I didn’t love, love it (as much as I’d hoped to), but it’s worth watching for her, Jason Statham, and Rose Byrne.

  4. Shannon
      · April 17th, 2016 at 8:43 am · Link

    I did see it! I didn’t love it, but it had funny moments and Jason Statham was hilarious.

  5. Sherry
      · April 19th, 2016 at 9:38 am · Link

    Have you seen Man Up? I highly recommend it.

  6. Shannon
      · April 19th, 2016 at 9:49 am · Link

    I’d never heard of Man Up, but it looks good! I’ll have to check it out. :)

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