Have you ever watched a movie and wanted to be there more than anything? Lost in Space is NOT one of those movies for me. Why in the world would you want to go somewhere so inhospitable, full of peril and oh – take your kids? Not me.
Now movies I’d love to be in? Make me Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice. Better still, make me Lottie in Enchanted April. Yes, I’d love to go to Italy and stay in a castle with friends. Well, they weren’t friends to begin with – but they ended up that way. Although, Lottie’s husband does not deserve her – but that’s another story. And he does come around in the end. I love that the beautiful socialite – who is mostly only appreciated for her looks – falls in love with a man whose eyesight is so bad he can’t tell how beautiful she is. He loves her for who she is, not how she looks or her family wealth.
Enchanted April has always been one of my favorite movies. It the story of transformation on so many levels. But mostly I think I just want to go someplace sunny and beautiful where someone else makes the meals I can relax and do just what I want to and nothing more.
That seems to be a reoccurring theme in my life. The desire to go somewhere that I’m pampered and left alone. I’d like to be creatively recharged. But also I’m lazy. I don’t want to have to do the stuff I don’t like to do. Cooking is a big pain in the tush. I like a good meal, but most days I can’t be bothered to make one. I make the stuff the kids like to eat. You know I don’t really need to pampered. Just feed me and let me be. I’m a social person, but I’d pay good money to be left on my own once in a while.
Okay, I’m off topic again. Are you surprised. My mind likes to wander. Back to movies.
Wild Target. **Spoiler Alert** No I don’t want to be shot at. But there are two elements that really draw me to this movie. First is the abandon and fearlessness with which the heroine lives her life. I want that for myself. The second is the delight the hero takes in her. There is a scene **Serious Spoiler Alert** in which the hero/protagonist is supposed to shoot the heroine. But he’s watching her through the scope and his mouth turns up in a smile. He’s delighted by her. He’s says something like “She’s out of control,” but his smile says he’s been transformed by her. There is a lot of unnecessary killing in this movie, but it’s all off screen and part of the black humor, so it’s not for everybody. But it’s my new favorite movie. I’d love to be there.
I’ve talked about Wild Target recently so I’ll move on.
What a Girl Wants isn’t the best movie in the world, but it ‘s great for tweens. You know who I’d like to be in that movie? No not the young protagonist. I’m not interested in being a teen ever again. And no, not the beautiful mother of the teen. As much as the mother is a free spirit she’s not interesting enough for me. Who I want to be is the English Grandmother who shoots clay pigeons and tells her son not to loose his chance at a happy life to be important.
I liked her a lot. She didn’t care about appearances or propriety as much as she cared about her son. Another fearless character. Also she has a butler who worships her. That would be cool, don’t you think? Everybody needs somebody at their side. It doesn’t have to be a romantic partner, sometimes a friend is better.
So tell me, who do you want to be. What movie would you like to be dropped into? What would make your life complete?