Monday, July 19, 2010
Hello there Couchers! Welcome to the July 20th edition of Tuesday Couch Potatoes, where we feature one movie each week. Our theme for this week is Road Films or Road Movies. These are films in which the plot takes place during a journey. There are lots of Road Movies out there, waiting to be discovered and based on the list I found here, I am only able to watch a number of them.
My pick for this week is Anywhere But Here, a 1999 American drama film starring two of my favorites: Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman. Based on the novel by Mona Simpson, the movie is about a mom who got fed-up with her small-town existence and decided to leave her husband for a new life in Beverly Hills. She brought along with her her daughter, Ann, a quiet no-nonsense realist. Ann resents the move and her mother's always flamboyant behavior and in turn plans to get away to university on the East coast. But her mom's plans are different - she wants a movie star for a daughter. After failing in many respects, Adele accepts her daughter's plans and helps her in the end.
This movie has lots of good lessons to give and some very common mother-daughter scenes too. While it is true that mothers know best, sometimes we have to keep an open heart and an open mind for what our kids really want in their life. After all, they also have minds and lives of their own.
What's your Road Film? Come share it with us this week. Please enter the link to your TCP entry in the linky below:
That's it for this week's edition of Tuesday Couch Potatoes. Hope to see you all again next week for Slightly Epic, Slightly Heroic movies. Thank you for joining us this week Couchers! Till next Tuesday, take care and Happy TCP!