March 2018
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want present!

You guys love me, right? You want to make me happy? You think I'm worth 3-5 dollars and a little effort (if a little joy is thrown in)? You want to celebrate the fact that I was born?

*wicked grin*

I hereby request that before (or on) this Sunday, all of you go to your video rental store on and rent Playing By Heart (the 1998 one) and watch it in honor of me (if you haven't seen it before). Then reply to this post (or post in your journal) about what you thought of the movie. You'll get at least a little enjoyment out of it, I'm sure, and it will delight me. It's really a phenominal movie, and not just because of Angelina Jolie and Ryan Phillippe, either.

Gena Rowlands and Sean Connery are Hannah and Paul, a couple whose long and seemingly comfortable marriage is threatened by surprises from within and without. Gillian Anderson is Meredith, a staunchly single, passionately serious theatre director whose determination to avoid romantic complications is challenged by the funny and tenacious Trent, played by Jon Stewart. It takes a persistent suitor not to be discouraged by Meredith's relentless expectations of doom - not to mention her 175 lb. pet Mastiff. Meanwhile, Hugh, portrayed by Dennis Quaid, is a loner, a man who hangs out at bars recounting sad stories of tragic love to total strangers under the influence. Somehow, every time Hugh opens his mouth, the circumstances of his blues become more and more imaginative.

Elsewhere, Jay Mohr is Mark, a man with a few days left to live, and Ellen Burstyn is his strong but loving mother, who must face her son on new emotional turf where honesty is the only rule. Even in this sterile setting, mother and son feverishly race the clock to relive and recreate their fragile relationship. Madeleine Stowe and Anthony Edwards are Gracie and Roger, a couple who find companionship and sexual diversion in a clandestine affair in a high-rise hotel room where reality is checked at the door. Youngest of all, Joan, played by Angelina Jolie and Keenan, portrayed by Ryan Phillippe, are two single people losing themselves in the L.A club scene, daring to hope for love in an era that has intensified the search with new obstacles.

Over the course of eight days and nights, each of these men and women will impact each other's lives and thoughts about love in unexpected ways.
-------- It's rated R, though, so you underage kids are off the hook.

EDIT:: you can actually use a free trial from Netflix to rent it, and they ship it to you for free!

feelings: hopeful
sounds: Bran Van 3000: "Drinking in L.A."

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anar_anar ══╣╠══
muhaha, if I could, know that I would :)
bluebl00d ══╣╠══
Can we, the ones who are fortunate enough to have seen it like 100 times, comment as well ?
belenen ══╣giggling╠══
hee hee hee, of COURSE!
misemifein2 ══╣╠══
They won't let me join the video rental place til i'm 18 :( Besides, do I count as underage, what does R mean? But as soon as I'm 18 then I'll go and see that they have it. I'll put it on my list of films I should see (keep a list because people tell me I should see things, it's a real list). Is that ok?
jamina1 ══╣╠══
misemifein2 ══╣╠══
Here they're rated pg, 12, 15, or 18, so I guess it would be 18? Maybe 15? I don't know. I'll be old enough by the time they let me join anyway. Thanks though. What does the R actually stand for, rated?
jamina1 ══╣╠══
misemifein2 ══╣╠══
Should've been able to guess that. Thanks :)
amazedcreation ══╣╠══
You crack me up :) Happy Birthday :)
lorelei_sakti ══╣╠══
That sounds like a good movie. I'll watch it!
darkpool ══╣╠══
I've had it on my mental rent list since you mentioned it a while ago but I don't have much time to rent movies, when I actually have time to do a lesiure activity I prefer to spend time with my friends rather than stya home because other wise I wouldn't have time to see thme at all.
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