Friday night consisted of some major scrumbling, popcorn, and 2 fantastic movies! First on the queue was “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”. I consider this movie a must see! You follow 7 elderly people as they journey to India after a turning point in their lives. Before each of them get on the plane to India you get a glimpse of the life they are leaving.  One character’s spouse just passed, one needs hip replacement, and another longs to find love. Each has a different story to follow and their own struggles. The movie is so beautifully done and a wonderful depiction of how life should be lived and enjoyed to its fullest. After watching this movie I was reminded to slow down, observe, and take in life with all my senses.

BestExoticMarigold Hotel

After we finished “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” my husband put on “Love, Marilyn”. Before I talk about the movie let me just tell you that I am fascinated with Marilyn Monroe! I think she was an incredible actress. Most people think she was dumb, easily manipulated, and had no talent. But I’m here to tell you that she knew how the Hollywood game was played. She reinvented sexuality in the movies and for a movie star. Marilyn redefined sex. Anyways, back to the documentary. “Love, Marilyn” talks about her journals that were recently found, within these journals are tons of confessions, insecurities, and truths. It is no big secret that Marilyn Monroe had insecurities but something I didn’t know is how brutal those she kept close were to her. Her second husband Arthur Miller also kept a journal and one day Marilyn found it and as she read, Arthur confirmed those insecurities she had. Just think about how devastating it would be for the person you married to confirm those flaws you feel you possess. I won’t go in to all the details of the documentary but what I will say is this, it’s a MUST SEE!

American Masters: Marilyn Monroe

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