Thursday, August 20, 2009

What I've Been Watching

I’m a movie slut and proud of it.

With so many reruns on now, I’ve been keeping Netflix busy while watching classic TV series and movies I’ve either missed at the theater or ones that moved straight to DVD.

My latest viewing was a cute quirky romantic comedy titled Carolina staring Julia Stiles – who I loved in 10 Things I Hate About You – and Shirley MacLaine.

The blurb reads “In this romantic comedy featuring Shirley MacLaine, a wacky Grandma Millicent Mirabeau, Southern girl Carolina Julia Stiles envisions an entirely different existence for herself, far from the maddening mix that is her family. But her efforts are soon wasted when she finds herself torn between two men. Who will win her heart?”

Carolina’s neighbor is Albert, a total cutie who’s a romance author who hires women to portray him at signings. In the beginning you’ll even catch a glimpse of Barbara Eden who still looks really good. And there’s no doubt he’s in love with Carolina, but sadly, she sees him as her best friend.

She works on a TV dating show and no thanks to a disaster as in Grandma calling her at work about her crazy sister, Carolina’s fired, but she meets this very sexy British guy named Heath who’s very interested in her.

Carolina sees him as her chance for a sane life. She’s got a dad who wanders the country and only came back home to drop a baby off with his mother and each girl was named after the state she was born in. An aunt, played by the wonderful Jennifer Coolidge, who’s a madame and brings her “girls” to the family holiday dinners. But it’s Shirley MacLaine, as the wonderful wacky Grandma who truly holds the family together.

Carolina wants a normal life, but is that what she needs?

You’d have to watch the movie to find out and I highly suggest this film for laughs, sighs, and a few tears.


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