I don't believe that in all my many months of blog writing that I've ever recommended a movie. And, if I have, I've forgotten it. Therefore I can at least call this my first movie recommendation in memory.

Two days ago I found Atonement at the, well, at the grocery store, I guess. I had heard bits about it from television. I knew that Kiera Knightley was in it and that she was nominated for awards for her performance. It was $2.

I watched it last night and again tonight. It's fantastic.

I've done more than watch it twice. I've cried twice. 

That's right. I admit it. This movie made me cry. 

Vanessa Redgrave is in the movie along with Kiera Knightley and bunch of people I've never seen before. It's Vanessa Redgrave that steals the show, in my opinion. 

I don't want to say too much and give something away. I just want to recommend that you watch it. The sooner the better really.

For the record, other movies that have made me cry include:
  • Stepmom - "No one will ever love me like you do"
  • Forrest Gump - "He's not...?"
  • Backdraft - The flag scene
  • Patch Adams - Because I had just wasted 2 hours of my life!
I'm sure there are others, but these are the three that come to mind. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Terms of endearment, yet another tear jerker.