Thursday, August 13, 2009

I LOVED This....!

And now I'm headed to see it for the second time with a girlfriend group this afternoon. Saw it last Saturday. Must take Grizzly, too, so that will make three times. Meryl Streep is bound to receive an Academy Award for her portrayal of Julia Child.

But a feature of the film I did not go in expecting was the truth about blogging.

If you're ANYthing like me, and I'm desperately afraid for you that you are or you wouldn't be here, most of your friends and family do NOT get this blogging obsession - the whys and wherefores and whatnots. And the thing is, we all have different reasons but it's born in creating. It's born in sharing, in connecting, in helping, in receiving. It's a mission field, it's a counselor's office, it's a shoulder, it's a rolling-on-the-floor laugh fest, it's a cry of desperation for some and we, you and I, might be the person God is using to say, "I see you. And I care." It's a WILLING listening ear because nobody is putting a gun to anyone's head and forcing them to show up or keep reading. Or to follow. They say, "Here I am. I came here because you need me, or I need you, or both, but whatever it is, we're connecting."

And this movie addresses and looks at, even stares at, the heart of a blogger. It's a relationship we have. Some of us feel an immense responsibility to each other and maybe, to ourselves. Others are casual daters. But whatever it is, I saw it unfold and bloom on the silver screen.

And now, I have to go see it again.

I also love that the flirting and more sensual scenes - not that anything is hugely graphic - only takes place between two couples married to each other and madly in love. Thanks, Hollywood. This is a feel-good movie.

Copyright 2009

27 comments:

  1. Cant wait, cant wait to see this... oh, will I have to wait months and months??! Will go and have a look and see IF it might be on sooner... fab post, Robynn. Sums up blogging beautifully. Its a funny old world, this blogging, but a rather beautiful one. Aren't we lucky! Kisses and all. xx

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  2. Oh, Robynn... good news, its out in 4 weeks!! Hooray. Will think of you as I watch it!x

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  3. Can't wait to see the movie...it looks great!

    Your summation of blogging is perfect...at least I think for the group of people I "hang out" with it is...I do enjoy blogging, visiting my friends!

    Cheers

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  4. My Small group is going to see this movie tonight and I can't wait!

    Blessings
    Robin

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  5. It looked so good in the previews and I love Meryl :) I may have to wait for it to be on dvd but I definitely want to see it. So true about bloggers :)

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  6. I love how you describe blogging. Not many get why I do it and I have a hard time defining it, but at it's heart is the connection.

    I may have to see this movie. ;)

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  7. I'm laughing already and it's only the preview! Yep, that's blogging. Now I just HAVE to see that movie. (later, maybe even buy the dvd?)

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  8. Now I have to see it!!!
    I've got the book, but haven't started it yet. I think I'll get the husband and the son to go with me on Saturday afternoon:-D

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  9. thanks! i have been debating whether to go or not, but now I will!

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  10. I came over from PW. Nice to meet you! I'll look around :)
    Jessie at Blog Schmog

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  11. I have been wanting to see this movie!

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  12. I enjoyed the trailer very much!...Meryl Streep is amazing in this. I'll be buying this on dvd when it comes out. I enjoyed your post..you hit the nail on the head over and over...grin. Loved it. I don't think a lot of bloggers think about why they like or need to blog. To touch base, to create, to listen...IS a ministry of sorts. Loving one another. Some of my local friends think my blog is??? they never come by to comment. But my online blogging friends are gems.Have a nice day! You sure were a bright spot in mine!

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  13. I would love to see this movie in the theater... haven't been in so long. Is there anything that blows up, any weaponry, any sort of fistfights? Please say yes, because that's the only way I'd be going with my husband instead of sneaking off by myself to see it. JK. He's not quite that much of a neanderthal. :-)But it's not likely that I'll see it in the theater. :-)

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  14. What a great review! I can't wait to see it! enJOY your day!

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  15. I cannot wait to see this!! B and I are gooing next week as we both adore Julia Child. None of my family or friends get the whole blogging thing and it would be great if this movie shed some light on it!

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  16. SASS, I'm so thankful to you for the review... I can't imagine Meryl Streep being bad in anything, but I have seen some of her movies that others were not so good. I've been wanting to see this since they first started talking about it, but didn't realize the extra fun about the blogging.

    Did I ever tell you how thankful I am that you were not one of those Slam-bam-thank you- ma'am bloggers that just up and disappear? Well I'm telling you now. I so look forward to reading your posts. You've made my day better more times than I can say.

    Thank you for being...

    Helen

    wv-ovell Made me think of Madelyn Khan in 'Blazing Saddles'.

    Ovell,I think I'm done now.

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  17. Did you know that Julie Powell still has a blog... on blogspot?

    Its called What could happen?

    http://juliepowell.blogspot.com/

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  18. I do want to go watch this, but like all movies...I want to go watch and ask dh and it never happens and we end up netflixing. Maybe I should take a girlfriend along with my kids.

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  19. I tried to go see this movie (it was sold out, long story!) and now I really want to go see it more. I had no idea it had anything to do with blogging. What an extra treat. I don't think my family understands the blogging thing either but you summed it up perfectly Robin!

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  20. My dad saw this and said it had my name written all over it--for both stories! So I can't wait to see it either. . . hopefully this weekend!

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  21. Hmmm, guess I'll have to go see the movie, now! You've piqued my interest.

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  22. Sounds like a wonderful modern film. Meryl Streep is astounding in the film clips I've seen.

    Haven't heard anything about this film in Sweden yet - but it will probably get here in the autumn

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  23. I won't see the movie until it's on video :( so I really enjoyed hearing about it from you.
    You described blogging to a T. It's a wonderful, crazy, sometimes disturbing world and we who blog are usually obsessed. I've made so many friends all over the world and each of your blogs has touched my heart. How fantastic a community!

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  24. I can't wait to see this movie. Okay, well, since I've developed a cold and a very bad cough, I guess I will have to wait. The other movie goers would not be very pleased with me!!

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  25. Teehee, Robynn! You have indeed explained why we are now together, happily blogging away. And tomorrow my friend and I will be watching this movie. We've been trying to find a time to see it all week...

    Big smiles at your wonderful description of both the movie and our obsession.

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  26. I hadn't really paid much attention to what this movie was about. I don't want much tv, so I really hadn't seen the trailers.
    You have peaked my curiosity. Now I must see this movie.

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  27. I'm glad I read your review because honestly this film held no interest for me but now I'm thinkin I may have to see it!

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