|The poster for the movie|
So back in the spring when they hold the annual Sundance Festival up here in Utah I was looking at pictures from the events. I don't usually care much about the films because they are usually more racy or more artsy than I generally would watch. But, I like me some fun celeb pictures and knowing who is here so close to home.
That's when I saw him! My big celeb crush Ben Barnes (ie-- Prince Caspian). Brittish cutie extraordinare! And then I thought WHY DID I NOT DRIVE UP THERE TO STALK (I mean take pictures of or have a chance to see) HIM!? Okay, I'm not that crazy -- I grew up in CA and saw celebrities fairly often and never freaked out over one. I even served Jared Letto and Cameron Diaz ice cream once.
|Ben at a red carpet for the Words, and a pic of him from the film. Mmmm.|
I had to wait till now to actually see it.
From the non-artsy community it is getting mixed reviews. It is certainly not a blockbuster rom-com or even the standard commercial drama. Many people don't like the open ended ending, saying it's unfinished or felt that way.
Honestly, I think that was the point.
Those of us who are book lovers, and know anything about the publishing industry, I think will VERY much appreciate this film. I connected to almost all 3 stories (yes, it is a story within a story within a story!). And yet the one rooted deepest in fiction -- the Jeremy Irons as old man and Ben Barnes as young man -- was the one that I connected with the most. I don't think that was a coincidence.
It was an at times heart wrenching story of love, the love of words, and life.
Personally, I loved it.
So there ya go. A movie review to get me thinking that I need to neglect my book blog less now that my older daughter is back in school and baby girl is still napping.