Watch This Movie Tonight!
a few nights ago, brandon and I decided to take a break from all the amazing osterias & trattorias & just have a wine + cheese night in our hotel. we wanted to order room service, watch a movie, drink pinot in bed, nibble on crackers and eat local salamis. it was a nice change of pace after a week of traveling, but our hotel TV only had a few english channels. on netflix, I found a movie called "The Meyerowitz Stories," which had a 93% on rotten tomatoes. not to mention a stellar cast including ben stiller, adam sandler & emma thompson. at first, I didn't think much more than "wow...netflix works in switzerland?!" but towards the end, I was completely absorbed in it's wonder.
this movie, my goodness. get yourself some pizza or sushi tonight, or make a pumpkin soup, and curl up on the couch for a perfect night in. If you enjoy dramatic comedy, and dustin hoffman (who doesn't?) then you will enjoy this cinematic work of art. I won't spoil the plot for you, but it involves intricate family plot lines and really makes you question what it means to be part of a unit. emma thompson plays an alcoholic wife, albeit a lovable one, and it's a role that feels as fresh as the first spring rose. dustin hoffman plays a sculptor who has perhaps lost his way with art, and questions the meaning of success. I adore movies that make me rethink my definition of something inherent to human existence. for example: are you successful because you spent your life as an artist, or are you successful because someone important acknowledged your art? I ask myself this often, but of course, I don't have the answer. I laughed and I cried, and I loved every minute spent with the meyerowitz family, in a hotel room in switzerland.
I literally hit pause on my honeymoon to tell you guys about this movie, so you know I really liked it.
p.s: if you're wondering our whereabouts, we're currently in Piedmont, eating as many white truffles as humanly possible, and soaking up the fall colors in the photo above. the reds and yellows, the burnt oranges. we're enjoying a few more days here in italia until we head home hand-in-hand, ready to take on nyc as husband and wife :)
in truth, a large part of me is looking forward to being home so that I can get back to writing this blog. i've got an exciting series of articles coming your way this winter, so stay tuned dear friends.
baci e abracci