It's a bit of a cliche isn't it, new year new me. I wouldn't say that I'm a 'new me' but I am doing things differently this year. For the past few years things have been shit and tbh I wanted a change, I wanted to start doing and seeing things differently.
I was set a challenge. A challenge to pick films I don't usually go for. If you didn't know my go to films are horrors/thrillers. But because I wanted to be inspired I went for the following films. (I can't really get inspired by horrors unless I plan on a mass murder!)
The Bucket List*
Two terminally ill men decide to go on a road trip and do everything they have ever wanted.
I've heard so much about this film and yet I still haven't watched it! Life is short and it's sad how majority of the time we only start to actually live our life and do the things we want when a tragedy happens and reality hits us. I realised I hadn't actually ticked off any of my bucket list! Plus I'm hoping this film will give me some good bucket lists ideas to add.
The Bridges of Madison County*
Francesca Johnson passes away and has been asked for her ashes to be scattered over a local bridge. This confuses her children who would of thought she would want to be next to her husband. They realise the reason behind it all when they find her journal that reveals a secret affair she had.
I've never heard of this film and tbh romantic films are not my go to choice of film. But after reading reviews and seeing that this isn't your typical lovey dovey sickening sweet love story I'll give it a chance. However, I'm not really sure how I will feel after watching this as this is basically a film about a wife cheating on her husband. Will I see a different way of understanding why stuff like affairs happens when I finish the film? Lets see.
A small town choir enter to win a national competition even though the odds are against them.
Again another film I haven't heard much about. This film is a story about faith and hope. Something that I have actually lost in the past few years and I need reminding of it. I love Dolly Parton and can't wait to hear some of the music in this film.
Claire becomes fascinated by the suicide of someone in her chronic pain support group. As she looks into the details of the suicide she also battles with her own tragedy.
This has been on my watch list for ages but no one wants to watch it with me. I guess I'll have to watch it on my own. We are all fighting a battle, I know I've had my fair share of battles in my life. So when it comes to films regarding mental illness or suffering I love to see how they cope. Plus I'm interested in how Jennifer Aniston plays the role. I've heard great things about her performance in this.
The Blind Side*
Based on the true story of Michael Oher who was homeless and taken in by Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean Tuohy. Michael became an American football offensive tackle for Carolina Panthers of the NFL.
I heard about this film but had no idea it was based on a true story! True story films are so much easier to get inspired from because you know that this has actually happened to someone. Because I don't follow sports or care much for them this film never grabbed my eye. But now that I know what a hard life he had from a young age and how two people helped him out for the better I'm excited to watch.