Saturday, July 19, 2008

Two items of business before I'm leaving on a jet plane...

Here is a quote from CS Lewis that I have had hanging up at home for over 2 years. It is a great one!

"If you live for the next world, you get this one in the deal; but if you live only for this world, you lose them both."

What an amazing man!!

Next, I finally got to see "Penelope". I had been waiting for this movie to come out for 2 years when I first saw the previews on the "Dear Frankie" DVD (later about that movie). I was beginning to think it wouldn't come out here in Phoenix. So when it did, I was so excited! However, it came out while I was confined to bed following foot surgery so I missed it in the theaters.
Anyway, what a great movie! It has such a great message that all teenagers need to hear, and even young kids will enjoy the story even if they don't get the bigger message of the film. That message being, like yourself for who you are, no matter what others may think about you because there is beauty in all of us. A giant HOORAH to Reese Witherspoon for producing this movie and hopefully she will produce many more of this caliber.
Of course one of the biggest draws of the movie was James McAvoy and Richard E Grant, 2 of my favorite male actors, who are absolutely great, along with everyone else in the movie.
Don't miss it and if you have seen it already, let me know what you thought of it.
See you in a week!


Bonnie said...

Leslie, I haven't read your blog for a while, but do love all your posts. I am definitely going to rent (or buy) Penelope. Sounds like a great movie I would love to curl up with. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge about all the "stuff" you know!

KatieJ said...

I LOVED it! Bella watched it at Carson's the other day and she loved it too- especially some part where Penelope scares the boys with fangs- I don't remember it but she said they had to keep rewinding it to laugh.

Tami Allred said...

Love the quote. Never heard this one before. I've got Penelope on my netflix list. Can't wait.
Ok so my girls and I didn't really care for "Fairies" It was a bit too slow for us.

Becky Beals said...

I have yet to watch this film, even though I've borrowed it from you, but plan on it some time this week!