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Old 07-28-2011, 10:47 PM
 
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One of my favorite things about movies is that they can be cleansing. They help us work through the hard times and celebrate the good things. While we can cry at a movie, sometimes, a particular movie will cry with us. I have a friend who describes watching movies according to our current emotions as "mood movies."

So, what's your mood movie? When you feel really happy, what's your Go-To movie to watch? How about when you're sad? When you need a good cry? When you're really angry? We may not have a Go-To movie for every emotion, but what's your most common Go-To movie and why?

When I feel down and like I want a fresh start in life again, I have a go-to movie that really picks me up and encourages me. For me, that movie is Under the Tuscan Sun with Diane Lane. (I also relate to it because she's a writer and so am I.)

It's a rollercoaster of emotions and a great reminder that life can change, for better or for worse, in one moment. No warning, no signs, just WHAM! I watch it to remember that my current situation isn't forever, no matter how much it appears to be. It's a reminder that I've experienced how suddenly things can change and turn around. This is my main Go-To movie and I've seen it dozens of times. (The scenery and the food are therapeutic, too!)
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:23 AM
 
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Funny, I've never watched a movie based on my mood-of-the-hour/minute.......
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:11 AM
 
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Garden State always makes me smile and reminds me not to overthink things
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:40 AM
 
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Funny, I've never watched a movie based on my mood-of-the-hour/minute.......
Really?

LOL I have a couple of friends who are like that, too. Most people I know have a movie or two that they keep on reserve for emotional support! I have a buddy that will watch The Godfather when he gets really angry.

Another friend watches Sleeping with the Enemy as her "I need a fresh start" movie.

A coworker watches the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory when she wants to forget the world and her troubles for a couple of hours.

Another friend watches Chariots of Fire when he needs to feel inspired to push through with his dream in spite of the setbacks.
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:56 AM
 
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I enjoy Under the Tuscan Sun as well. Probably because I daydream about moving overseas into a place just like that that I need to restore, that has history, etc.
I also will always watch Moonstruck, The Great Outdoors, The Holiday & for some reason lately it's been Bridget Jones Diary whenever it's on. I tend towards the chick flicks because watching movies for me is entertaining so I want something that will make me feel good, not depressed. That's probably why I still have yet to watch certain movies because I haven't been "in the mood" for them....like One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Sid & Nancy & a few others.
Oh yeah, I also love "Rear Window", it makes me feel cozy for some reason. Especially the scene where he falls asleep in front of the window & it's dark & raining...love that sound.
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:22 AM
 
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I'm sure people have their opinions of my movie choice, but I love Sandra Bullock's Hope Floats when I'm feeling down.

I loved to watch the movie after a relationship break-up in my life to remind me that there is always a fresh start right around the corner. I love the story of a beautiful woman whose heart was broken and the life as she knows it shattered. We don't all have a "home" to return to, but I love the scenery in the movie and the feeling of an old town and old friends, family, and flames welcoming you back with open arms. I thought Mae Whitman as her daughter gave a brilliant performance reminding you that there was more than one life torn apart in this story. So many trajedies all ending happily. I love a happy ending.
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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I agree with both of you. The Holiday and Hope Floats are two great mood movies about new beginnings and fresh perspectives. (The Holiday is the only movie I ever liked Jack Black in.)

Sandra Bullock has a mysterious affect on me. (And no, it's not hormonal.) So does Julia Roberts. I think they're two very smart women in real life with good heads on their shoulders. The self-confidence they exude on screen is very noticeable to me. I enjoy most of what both of them have done. However, no ones perfect and they've both made baaaad film choices, too! Sorry. Rant over. I apologize to myself for going off-topic.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Maine
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THE SURVIVORS. Walter Matthau is great in this movie, but it's Jerry Reed who steals every scene he's in.

GROUNDHOG DAY. The ultimate feelgood movie, especially on a cold, snowy night.

ANIMAL HOUSE. The movie that reminds us that no matter how bad things get, you always have the option of dressing up like a pirate, attacking the local parade, and becoming a United States Senator.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:28 PM
 
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One of my favorite things about movies is that they can be cleansing. They help us work through the hard times and celebrate the good things. While we can cry at a movie, sometimes, a particular movie will cry with us. I have a friend who describes watching movies according to our current emotions as "mood movies."

So, what's your mood movie? When you feel really happy, what's your Go-To movie to watch? How about when you're sad? When you need a good cry? When you're really angry? We may not have a Go-To movie for every emotion, but what's your most common Go-To movie and why?

When I feel down and like I want a fresh start in life again, I have a go-to movie that really picks me up and encourages me. For me, that movie is Under the Tuscan Sun with Diane Lane. (I also relate to it because she's a writer and so am I.)

It's a rollercoaster of emotions and a great reminder that life can change,
for better or for worse, in one moment. No warning, no signs, just WHAM! I watch it to remember that my current situation isn't forever, no matter how much it appears to be. It's a reminder that I've experienced how suddenly things can change and turn around. This is my main Go-To movie and I've seen it dozens of times. (The scenery and the food are therapeutic, too!)
For me, the one movie that has all the elements needed to fit all occasions, from laughter to despair to hope is..."Fiddler on the Roof."

Not too many movie goers enjoy musicals, but this one touches me spiritually...aside from the fact that the entire casts portrayed their roles brilliantly.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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Dreamkeeper, it was a Halmark

I really like the segment with John Trudell as Coyote, Gary Farmer as Iktome
and Geraldine Keams as Iktome's wife, I get belly laughs everytime I see it.

The who movie is wonderful but this particular segment and the way it's shot is just so funny.
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