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Friday, October 2, 2009

Bright Star

Thank you to everyone who left me such a sweet message on my blog this week. It is really comforting to know I have such great friends. :) Your words definitely lifted my spirits.

I have a couple fun things planned for this weekend, so I hope they will take my mind off my troubles...

Last night Rian took me to see "Bright Star," a film about his favorite poet, John Keats. He thought it would be good for me to see a movie that was not a chick flick.



Ironically, the film ended up being something I would have dragged Rian to see anyway. The story focuses on the tortured romance between Keats and his lover, Fanny Brawne, played by Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish, respectively.



I was intrigued with this movie because of the fashion. Fanny is a self-proclaimed fashion lover who designs and sews all her own dresses.



In a way, she kind of reminded me of myself when I first met Rian. She admitted to Keats that she loved fashion but also feigned an interest in learning poetry, to get his attention. Rian is a published poet and when we first met four years ago, I did the exact same thing.

The film also reminded me a lot of my early romance with Rian because he used to write me love poems as well or incorporate me into his other work. Unfortunately he doesn't do that anymore because he has been using all his energy to study for graduate school instead of writing poetry these days...



The costumes in the film were gorgeous. The acting was also very real, which I appreciated. Overall, it was a very enjoyable and lovely film. (Although if you do see it, I recommend tissues because it is a total cry fest).



What I found interesting was seeing photos of the actors in real life. They look so different!



I thought Abbie Cornish was amazing in this film and I look forward to seeing more of her work.



What great movies have you seen lately?

41 comments:

Nadine said...

I couldn't decide whether to see this movie, but the screenshots look so pretty, I'm going to have to.
Also, I'm surprised Rian didn't realize it was a total chick flick from the trailer!

Ela said...

Heehee, don't you love when they take you to the movies and see something you wanted to anyway...I don't let on so he thinks it was a victory on his part...then next time I get to pick :)

So glad to hear about the fun things planned...behave little lady :)

daisychain said...

I should check this movie out...

Beth Dunn said...

Um I saw sorority row--I don't recommend it. But I'm dying to see that movie a lot of ppl are saying it is great ! xoxo

Andee Layne said...

oh def going to see this one! great blog! Please check out my fashion and lfestyle blog www.andeelayne.blogspot.com. Follow mine as i will yours! xo

kpeach said...

love that film, and although v beautifully done-still technically a chick flick xx

Iva said...

seems like you have some fun thinks planned! I really have no seen a ton of movies lately, I am so behind! With my two little ones I usual stick to kiddie flicks hehe :)

Have fun this weekend Jennifer!!!

Kerrie della Rovere said...

It isn't so much what I have seen lately as....what I will be seeing soon...!!!

Sydnie said...

This is actually the first I've heard about this movie! Thanks so much for the heads up ... I'm definately going to have to see it!

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Damsels said...

ive been wanting t osee this .. glad you liked it maybe i'll see it tonnight .. but also im planning to see a serious man tonight

Style Bird said...

This movie looks good!

Some Girl said...

Awww I want to go see this now. And I never go to the movies. The closest movie theatre is almost an hour away.

Savvy Gal said...

i hope you have a lovely weekend sweetie.

Maria Confer said...

Oh, I've been very interested in seeing this film!! Excellent review.

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Sophie said...

Oh this movie sounds good, i will have to try to see it. There are so many films i want to see at the minute! Thats brilliant that he picked to go see it and it was totally your kind of film, good work!xo
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gleenn said...

oh, I should see this movie. these great photos you posted convince me it's good one.

thanks for dropping. enjoy your weekend. :)

Liya said...

ugh have not seen great ones that recently but 500 days of summer MELTED ME. gawd i loved it

will check this out!!

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Jen Ben said...

Sounds like an awesome movie! Also, I'm sorry that you have been down lately! I love you and hope you feel better :-)

pilgrimchick said...

I had no idea this movie existed until I read your post, and I am so glad you mentioned it. I have been a lifelong fan of John Keats, and I am definitely in need of a good film to see. Thanks for the review.

Couture Cookie said...

I would definitely see this movie for the costumes only!

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AudreyAllure said...

aw that's sweet. i saw the previews for this movie & i definitely want to see it, but unfortunately i just don't have the time :(

Imogen said...

Great post. That movie looks and sounds really good and I would like to see it now. The costumes look amazing. I saw the ugly truth last week, I liked that because it was a good laugh. I hope your having a good weekend.

yiqin; said...

Ah the costumes look amazing.

jessica wu said...

gah! want to see it :D

xx

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

Hi, I have seen the movie, it is very interesting

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Girl With The Bow Tie said...

My English teacher is RAGING about this movie! And so are you, so I guess it's something I should check out! Hope your weekend is great!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Beki said...

Sounds really good!

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Christine L. said...

I'm not a fan of movies but that's kinda nice. :)
I love you post, by the way. :D

Couture Carrie said...

Great review and pics, darling! Will have to see this one :)

xoxox,
CC

Coco + Audrey said...

This movie reminds me of Becoming Jane. I'm a sucker for biopics...definitely gonna see it!

Cafe Fashionista said...

I have seen all of 0 great moves recently. The last film I saw in the theaters was Transformers 2 - I was dragged to it as a "work" outing, and ended up leaving after an hour; I totally couldn't get into it. On a brighter note, I did watch Marie Antoinette a couple of weeks ago, which I am completely smitten with!

Ooh, I so want to see Bright Star. I have heard such wonderful things about it; but this post has made me want to see it even more. It sounds divine! :)

dapper kid said...

Gah totally need to check this movie out! The costume design looks amazing. Hope you're having a beautiful weekend :)

OceanDreams said...

That looks like such a great film, I'm so glad that you enjoyed it! I will have to put it on my must see list...the pictures are just gorgeous!

Kendra said...

Thanks for the comment :)
Great post

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Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh what a great movie this looks like!! I love the costumes. Keats..hmm I don't think I ever read any of his stuff but he's always an answer on Jeporady hehehe. Oh I love your comments you always make me smile! I hope this weekend got your mind off of things!!

I'm probably the only person who didn't see this movie but I saw August Rush over the weekend. It's an absolutely sweet movie about music, love, and a boy searching for his parents who don't even know they had a kid! (long story) but it's a great movie I recommend it dear if you haven't seen it!

LAYNE said...

I am totally going to see this movie now :)

St├ęphanie said...

Beautiful pictures !

The Beautiful and Glammed said...

thanks so much for posting! I am obsessed with Ben Widshaw!!

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Niki B. said...

i'm dying to see this movie!
ps. love the title of your blog. haha
xo

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LifestyleBohemia said...

I want to see this movie badly. Glad to hear you liked it!
xx