In case you can't tell, I tend to gravitate toward the more dramatic movies. However, I NEVER would have chosen either of these movies had Netflix not recommended them to me based on my other selections and ratings.
The movie Taking Chance is based on a true story about Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, a volunteer military escort officer who delivers the body of 19-year-old Marine Chance Phelps back to his hometown of Dubois, Wyoming. This is such a touching and heart warming movie. It taught someone like me a lot who knows very little about what it's like to have family members in the military. As usual Kevin Bacon delivers a five plus star performance!
The Painted Veil stars Naomi Watts and Edward Norton. It starts out a little slow, but turned out to be one of those movies that in the end makes you think about what's really important (at least it did me).
I will resume my movie reviews on Fridays again starting next week, and I think I need to stop writing now. Typing with one hand with Sasha in the other isn't going that smoothly. THANK YOU for all you kind comments regarding the new addition to our family :)
BTW I now have my movie reviews posted in a categories section at the top left hand section of my blog. Thanks to Rebecca who has a wonderful site:
for the idea.