Saturday, July 11, 2009

Poetry and Movies

Sarah kindly sent me her book of poetry, Otherwise. Her poems are beautiful, moving, sometimes haunting, and full of emotion. My favorite poem was Lures for its surprising twist at the end. Sarah is a wonderful writer who puts her heart and soul into her work. It is evidenced on both her blog and in her poetry.


Alfred and I watched a good movie this morning called Bonneville...a chic flick, but good nevertheless. The review says:

Jessica Lange, Joan Allen and Kathy Bates hit the road in BONNEVILLE, a story about three friends who come of age for a second time on a trip across the great American West. Faced with the decision of a lifetime, Arvilla Holden (Lange) loads up her 1966 Bonneville convertible and, with her friends (Allen, Bates) in tow, sets out from Pocatello, Idaho en route to Santa Barbara. As they detour to locales like Bryce Canyon and Las Vegas, it doesnt take long for the women to realize Arvilla has something unexpected in store. But what none of them realize is that what began as a simple trip will become a chance to rediscover themselves, their friendship, the importance of promises and of letting go. Also starring Tom Skerritt and Christine Baranski, BONNEVILLE unites three of the most acclaimed actresses of our time in a story that celebrates fun, adventure and living life to the fullest.

Wishing you a happy Saturday!


A Stitch In Thyme said...

I have wanted to watch that flick but was not sure of it. Usually with pretty decent accuracy I can tell if a movie is good or bad before watching.... i wish life were so simple... but this one had me confused. I think I'll rent it now and give it a go.

I'm a huge lange and skerritt fan.

homehum said...

I have Sarah's book of poetry, too; it's wonderful--I'm loving it.

I will have to grab that movie at the video store the next time out. It sounds like a good one.