I'm glad the theme this week is Comfort movie because I need this. Beside my pain, I had a PSW tell me my mom is going downhill and won't last long, my doctor was horribly rude to me that I left the office bawling and my best friend is going through a horrible hell at the moment (no deaths) and I wish I could help her more. My worry for her is large and she is still in denial. Anyway, if you head on over to Wandering Through The Shelves, you will see what the other movie bloggers have chosen for their comfort movie. Here are my 3...
1. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE-1946
Yes, I spoke about this movie before and if any of you don't know the plot, you have been hiding under a rock. George Bailey has reached his crisis point and, through the prayers of all who love him, you find out about his life and how Clarence, his guardian angel, earns his wings. It stars my favourite actor, Jimmy Stewart and this is my favourite film. Regardless what befalls one, we have to remind ourselves how truly wonderful our life is. The above clip....Jimmy Stewart did this in one take.
2. SINGING IN THE RAIN-1952
Love this musical that is so rich, not only in dance and music but in comedy and writing that even my hubby, who dislikes musicals, likes this one. It takes place when silent films become a thing of the past when sound takes over. The over the top characters are truly not that far off and many scenes shows what really did take place (ie-picking up the woman's heartbeat from the mic). Gene Kelly wore the actual outfit from Rudolph Valentino in one scene and they made fun of an early sound picture with John Gilbert. Jean Hagen, as Lena Lamont, almost stole the picture and I think she should have won an Oscar for her role.
3. WHAT'S UP DOC-1972
I think I may have chosen all of these before but...it's good to bend the rules and this is my next comfort movie because it is so hilarious. There are 4 bags (not women but actual bags) owned by 4 different people who all converge in this one Hotel in San Francisco. Needless to say the bags get all mixed up with a brilliant car chase near the end of the film. Barbra Streisand never looked better and the same goes for Ryan O'Neil. It is a brilliant take on the old screwball comedies of the 1930's.
What are your comfort movies?