One of my most favorite things in the world to do is go to the movies. I really love watching movies. If I could find a way to read books during the day and go to the movie theater at night for a living, I would do it in a heartbeat. For me, books and movies are the best kinds of “escape.” To be sucked into another world? I love it. I love the way stories fold out in books and that your imagination is heavily relied on when picturing what’s been written. But going to the movie theater is an experience in and of itself.
Sometimes I’m deterred from going because it’s insanely expensive (especially in the city… $5 for a bottle of water!?), but when I have a free night and just want to tune the rest of the world out for a bit, it’s my favorite place to go. Phones off, tons of popcorn, and a dark theater is really the best way, in my opinion, to take a break from whatever craziness is going on in my life. (I should also note that I love going by myself too. Just me, a bucket of popcorn, and a box of Sno-caps.)
Without getting into too much detail, I’ve been feeling kind of overwhelmed. Not by the daily to-dos which have been very manageable recently… but more so the big things on the horizon that I just feel weighted down from. Good things still can feel heavy! (And there’s a lot of unknowns and maybes and keep your fingers crosseds.) I typically work a little bit every Saturday– only a couple of hours… but I crushed my to-do list on Friday and found myself with extra free time this weekend. TO THE MOVIES!
I can really go to the movie theater and be happy watching anything, but there were so so so many good options in theaters right now that I didn’t know what to see! I’d heard amazing things about Boyhood
(it was filmed with the same cast over TWELVE years!) and my parents really recommended Chef
… and then there’s Tammy
because Melissa McCarthy is the funniest person on Earth. But… I went with Begin Again
Oh. My. Goodness. I loved it. Really, really loved it. I like Kiera Knightley enough, but this has to be my favorite role she’s ever played and Adam Levine surprised me as an actor. Every role was played perfectly. It also made me kind of fall in love with New York City again– the movie greatly romanticizes the city, success, and love.
The best part, however, is hands down the music. I’ve been listening to the soundtrack on Spotify on repeat. It’s better than watching a musical because the characters aren’t just breaking out into song at random… ha!
My parents actually saw it at the same time as me so it was fun to call them afterward and talk about it. (They loved it too!)
Have you seen Begin Again?! Anyone else love going to the movies?