Monday, 30 April 2012

PS. I Love You (2007)

Holly Kennedy is beautiful, smart and married to the love of her life - a passionate, funny, and impetuous Irishman named Gerry. So when Gerry's life is taken by an illness, it takes the life out of Holly. The only one who can help her is the person who is no longer there. Nobody knows Holly better than Gerry. So it's a good thing he planned ahead. Before he died, Gerry wrote Holly a series of letters that will guide her, not only through her grief, but in rediscovering herself. The first message arrives on Holly's 30th birthday in the form of a cake, and to her utter shock, a tape recording from Gerry, who proceeds to tell her to get out and "celebrate herself". In the weeks and months that follow, more letters from Gerry are delivered in surprising ways, each sending her on a new adventure and each signing off in the same way; P.S. I Love You. Holly's mother and best friends begin to worry that Gerry's letters are keeping Holly tied to the past...

PS I Love You is a feel - good comedy that will make you laugh and cry.  If you are a fan of Gerard Butler you should definitely watch this! He's lovely! ;) xx

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Ugly Betty US TV (2006-2010)

Ugly Betty is a comedy about how beauty is only skin deep and how beautiful people can be ugly on the inside, but I love watching it to see all the fashionistas saying ugly truths and insults.


The show centres around the offices of Mode fashion magazine, and  Ugly Betty struts its stuff to make the catwalk catty.  So even while we're rooting for Betty Suarez to speak her heart and to shine like her gleaming braces, we're sort of waimating for her to get shot down by her foes, Marc St. James and Amanda Tanen (Michael Urie and Becki Newton).  And then there's the power struggle between the Mode bosses, Wilhelmina Slater and Daniel Meade (Vanessa Williams and Eric Mabius) that adds to the cutthroat couture.

There's nothing better than watching the Chanel and Versace fly since backstabbing, scheming and mudslinging are clearly in vogue on this show.  If someone has something to say, they will say it with style!

Watch Ugly Betty and have lots of fun! :) xx

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Sliding Doors (1998)

The movie “Sliding Doors” with Gwenyth Paltrow is a story about a girl (Helen) who leaves for work one morning, having several things go poorly. Upon getting to work (late), she learns that she has been fired from her job. Leaving the office building, she races to make the soonest subway home, and at this point in the movie, we learn what would have happened if she made the train, and if she hadn’t.


In one story, as she races down the stairs to make it before the doors close, she has to side-step a little girl who is in the way. This split second occurrence causes her to miss the train, only to find out that there aren’t any more trains– so she is stuck with finding a different way home. In the process of finding a taxi, Helen is mugged, goes to the hospital and arrives home to find her live-in boyfriend, Gerry (who is an unemployed author that Helen is financially supporting), in the shower. In this version, Helen becomes more and more miserable with her life and her relationship. She is working two jobs to support her boyfriend, Gerry, not knowing that he is carrying on an affair. She continues to muddle through life, enduring the hardships, until eventually her pain gets higher than her fear of making changes. The affair is eventually discovered and Helen breaks up with Gerry. Immediately after this, she is involved in a tragic accident, and Helen is hospitalized, but she is stable and recovers well. Upon leaving the hospital, she runs into a man named James in the elevator.

In the other story, when Helen races down the stairs to make the train, the little girl is pulled out of the way by her mother, allowing Helen to get on the subway just as the doors are closing. She sits next to a man named James, who attempts to strike up a conversation with her, showing interest in getting to know her better. Upon arriving home, she catches her boyfriend Gerry cheating on her with another woman. In this version of the story, Helen breaks up with Gerry and ends up eventually forming a happy relationship with James. She endures other hardships in this version of the story, including a continual struggle with the trust issues from her previous relationship, though it appears that the bond between the two and the goodness of the relationship will win out in the end. This doesn’t prove to be true, though. When stepping onto the street at the end of the movie, Helen is involved in a tragic car accident and is rushed to the hospital. James sits by her bedside until Helen eventually passes away.      

A nice romantic film to watch to relax or make you feel better! :) xx

Monday, 23 April 2012

Jane Eyre BBC 2006 adaptation (my favourite)

There have been numerous adaptations of Charlotte Bronte's most famous novel, Jane Eyre. This BBC adaptation shown in Autumn 2006 is my favourite and it is brilliant!  Ruth Wilson is wonderful as Jane Eyre, Ruth brings Jane to life through her facial expressions, one minute she can be sad and lonely, the next look beautiful and happy. Ruth plays Jane as I imagine her in the book and brings a freshness to Jane which no other actress has done before.
Toby Stephens is fantastic as Edward Fairfax Rochester. Toby plays Edward Fairfax
Rochester with the right amount of darkness, humour and tenderness as was just right for the character. Toby also looks right to play Rochester as well. I also love the chemistry between Ruth and Toby!
I have read and watched Jane Eyre so many times I know it off by heart, I watch it when I am in pain, feeling sad or when I need a Rochester fix! It is my comfort DVD. 














I love this adapation. Ruth and Toby are brilliant!! :) xx