Friday, March 5, 2010

Books and a Movie!

Have you read anything by Adriana Trigiani? Big Stone Gap? (about to become a movie). A friend suggested Adriana's new Trilogy about a family of old world Italian shoemakers in Greenwich Village. They've been making exquisite wedding shoes since 1903 and now Valentine must bring the old-world craftsmanship into the 21st century. She returns to Italy to find some answers. Throw in a romance with a dashing chef! Adrianna is such a good storyteller... I don't want to put the book down and I just started it last night.
The second book in the trilogy is Brava, Valentine. The third book has not been published as of today.
I stumbled across this movie, Easy Virtue the other night on Netflix, and watched it right on my laptop... FREE! I adored it!! Great casting!! I may watch it again! Love Colin Firth... always! And Kristin Scott Thomas is one of my favorite female actresses. And what fun when the setting is an English Country House.

Jessica Biel, Colin Firth, Kristin Scott Thomas and Ben Barnes bring Noël Coward's witty comedy of manners magnificently to life in this "deliciously cheeky" adaptation. When British playboy John brings his new wife Larita - a race car-driving feminist from Detroit - home to meet the family at their country estate, pretty much everyone's expectations are disappointed. His snooty mother is offended by Larita's carefree American ways, while Larita does everything she can to get her mother-in-law to loosen up, which only annoys her even more. John's sisters have diametrically opposed feelings about their new sister-in-law, but his father is intrigued to have finally found another who sees through the family's façade - and takes great perverse pleasure in watching his wife meet her match.

The Newlyweds

Mother and 'the sisters'.

Mother finds her dog dead in a throw pillow.
New DIL sat on her!!
That's it for today... Make this a great day!!
Hugs to you my friends!


Darin said...

Hi mom! Just got caught up on the blogoroo! Love DW's pup - so cute...I think we are going to see Shutter Island. hope it is as good as i want it to be!

Isabelle said...

You are such an inspiration, Joni. Always glass-half-full.

Isabelle said...

By the way, that little gift you so kindly made for me long ago never did arrive. I'd hate you to think I just never thanked you for it. Not to worry! It's the thought that counts and the thought was sweet.

Junie Moon said...

Thanks for sharing the movie ideas. I've been sick over the past week and haven't a clue as to what's going on in the movie world.

Helen said...

I have not read any. I do love Kristen Scott Thomas. I am reading "Friday Night Knitting Club" I think you would enjoy it my friend. Have a great week Joni!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I've not heard of that movie--must find it!