Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Luck o' the Irish!

I have lots of things to write about like our wonderful baptism last weekend and a fun day trip with the girls, but with Mom and Dad here, and things moving a mile a minute, I just don't have the brain power for it, so I thought I'd write about two of my favorites Irish films.  These are oldies but goodies.  They have been on my mind lately (I can't remember why) but something reminded me of Ned Devine the other day, and I just smiled thinking about how MUCH I loved that movie the first time I saw it.  It is a joyful experience!  If you haven't seen it--you must!  I remember seeing it about ten years ago in Vegas at the Gold Coast, with lots of fun friends and family in a completely full theater.  It was one of those great movie experiences where the crowd is totally into the movie and laughs and cheers in all the right places.  I think I even remember everyone clapping in the end, but I might be making that up.  Anyhow, it is a DARLING film.  If you look it up and see "nudity"--don't shy away--it's only the backside of an eighty year old man--and will most likely do nothing for you.  The other movie, "The Secret of Roan Inish" is a wonderfully magical film. It is one of those unexpected and rare movies that you don't know much about, but end up loving.  I especially liked the folklore and the familial theme.  It speaks to your heart and mind and is a movie that both parents and children can enjoy. I am planning on renting it again to watch with the kids.  I think it's one they will really enjoy.  Put these in your queue!
Have you seen these?
Any other suggestions?

5 comments:

Jek said...

Love Waking Ned Divine.

Hugga Bunch is a definite must see!

Poop Dun hit the fan, Betta cova yo nose! said...

Snatch(edited of course)

Jayne Layne said...

lol, Hugga Bunch is a must a see. Is it bad that I secretly wanted that doll to get SO HURT when she was stuck in the dryer?

I am a bad aunt, I kept thinking the Baptism was next Saturday... I feel awful!

Tiff said...

Fun to find your blog, Jen! I like both of those movies, but I just LOVE Waking Ned Devine.

alexis said...

ned divine reminds me of gram and gramp. we watched it together in the parowan house because gram loved that movie. good times.