Give me food, France, Indian colors and music and you have me pretty much covered.
I didn’t know much about this movie but I will be sure to read the book in the coming weeks. How refreshing to see a “feel good” movie without sex, skin, violence or comic book heroes. How satisfying to hear French, foreign accents, sitars and Edith Piaf singing La Vie en Rose without having to endure any cussing. How enjoyable to feel tension, love, loss and watch transformative moments sans a word.
This is my kind of movie. Call me old fashioned, innocent or naive, but I prefer leaving the house to watch cinematic beauty coupled with fine dialog or a redeeming story than wasting my time watching buildings being stomped by computer generated monsters or car chases or shoot’em’ups or blood, gratuitous sex and betrayal in every corner kinda flick.
And Helen Mirren is surely England’s answer to Meryl Streep.