Film fest

Feb 24, 2012 by

I received an iPad for Christmas.  On Friday, January 13 I fell and broke my ankle, requiring emergency surgery, 2 nights in the hospital and 6 weeks in a black boot and on crutches.  What does this have to do with my iPad?  A lot.  In the morning, my lovely husband brings me coffee in bed and I spend an hour or so on the iPad checking e-mails, posting to  Facebook and Twitter.  Then I shower and move into the kitchen, where my office has been relocated until I can climb the steep stairs to my office.  At the end of the day, I move to the living room couch for some R&R.  I have discovered how easy it is to rent movies from iTunes and voila! I’ve enjoyed a personal romantic comedy film fest.  It started with Annie Hall, prompted by my reading of Diane Keaton’s memoir, Then Again, an insightful, intelligent examination of Keaton’s life and that of her mother, with whom Keaton had a very close relationship.


Diane Keaton as Annie Hall

This lead to romantic comedies starring my favorite British actors Hugh Grant, Four Weddings and a Funeral, About a Boy, Notting Hill, and Colin Firth, sleeper but wonderful Then She Found Me, directed and also starring Helen Hunt, and Bridget Jones’ Diary and Love Always, in which both Grant and Firth appeared.

bridget jones diary, colin firth, hugh grant

And then back to Diane Keaton, starring with Jack Nicholson in every 50 plus woman’s feel-good movie, Something’s Gotta Give, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that movie!

Something's gotta give

What fun this has been, revisiting these favorite romantic comedies….next week….maybe REAL classics, like Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck….the possibilities are endless!


  1. I love the way you’ve found a way to be productive and enjoy this time! Great outlook!

  2. Jaydee Dusenberry

    I want an iPad!

  3. guess life is a candy box–never knowing what will happen!!!!! you’ve got to see downton abbey. the period costumes are terrific. this series will delightfully eat up at least 20 hr. this was a good time of year yo be in doors!!!hope things are knitting well in your ankle. regards—marie

  4. Kathleen brennan

    Oh, so sorry to hear of your accident. I hope by now, you are really on the road to a full recovery. An associate of mine also had major bunion surgery early in January and had to stay in bed for one month with no weight on her foot. She too, has taken the time to indulge the other side of her brain to learn how to use a new i-phone, read lots of books and see movies day and night. So enjoy these times of needed, compulsory rest and view them positively, as best you can, as a true gift. Fondly, Kathleen

  5. Love itunes too!!

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