My Life as a Movie Monday: To Rome With Love

Good morning! And welcome to the latest edition of My Life as a Movie Monday!

Are you guys having as much fun with this feature as I am? Because I have to tell you, I am having all kinds of a good time over here. I don’t know why I’m surprised; let’s face it, we all know that I like to create my own soundtracks and use some good old fashioned excogitation to script my own little scenes.

But last week took things to a whole new level of Hollywood. Last week I:

So, last week, my life as a movie was “To Rome With Love”

To Rome With Love movie poster

You know Roberto Benigni’s storyline in the movie? Where he’s a totally normal, everyday guy who everyone suddenly starts treating like a celebrity? That was how I felt last week – like I was totally channeling Roberto Benigni.

Hmmm. Now there’s a sentence I never thought I’d say!

All comparisons to 63 year old Italian men aside, I really did have a great time with you here last week. Thanks so much for coming along on a tour of Toronto with Brenda Lee and I, and for coming along on more, shall we say, other-wordly tours later in the week, too!

I hope your week gets off to a great start, and I’m looking forward to seeing you here tomorrow!

love amb

14 thoughts on “My Life as a Movie Monday: To Rome With Love

    • I have a very on again, off again relationship with Woody Allen. I find I either love his movies or lose all patience for them within the first ten minutes. This one goes in the “love” column though!

  1. I’ve always loved Roberto Benigni. I’ll never forget when he won the Oscar for Life is Beautiful. He was literally hopping the seats to get to the front of the audience. I’ve never seen anything like it. He sure does love life!

    • I remember that! His joy was just palpable – totally radiating off the screen. And then he “radiated” all over Halle Berry, too! 😉

  2. Amb! I don’t think I’ve ever seen this movie! Oh my…I suppose I’ll have to watch it 🙂 Absolutely can not believe it has been a week since our last full day together! Were does the time go?? Seems to fly by faster and faster as we get older…ohhh well, that just means time will go by quickly and before you know it we’ll have our next visit planned!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!! Once we get past Monday it will be smooth sailing!

    • I can’t believe it’s been an entire week either! Time seems to be messing with me, these days. Weren’t we just meeting at the Royal York?!?!? I love your attitude about time going quickly between our visits, though. Genius!

      Hope you have a fabulous week too, my lovely! You’re absolutely right, once we get past today we’ll be all set 🙂

  3. This movie has been moved to Netflix-queue status now, thanks to you 🙂 Glad you had such an amazing and fun week in the blogosphere. Nice follow-up to a fun weekend in the Real World. Something tells me you will find amazing and fun wherever you go, amb.

    On a movie note (though not a My Life as a Movie note as I wouldn’t wish these fates on anyone), watched Red Violin over the weekend and would recommend (have you seen?) as an intriguing drama. Keeps you watching even though it’s 130 min.

    Happy Monday and good luck with CW.

    • I’m glad! I like some of the storylines better than others, but it’s a shorter movie (less than 2 hours) so nothing really drags anywhere. You’ll have to let me know what you think!

      I try to find the amazing, that’s for sure. The world is pretty amazing, when you think about it, so we might as well enjoy it, right?

      I’ve seen Red Violin – with Samuel L Jackson, right? I agree, it keeps your attention even though it’s long and a bit … intense. On a less intense note, have I ever told you that I met Samuel L Jackson once? In a Whole Foods grocery store, of all places?!?

      • Love that you met Samuel Leroy (had to google as I thought maybe there was funny name potential) Jackson at a Whole Foods. He so seems the WF type. Were words exchanged? How amazing and fun 😉 A Strombo and a SLJ siting–you’re the (wo)man, amb!

        Yes, intense is a good word for Red Violin. I liked how it spanned multiple cultures and languages–made me feel intelligent to watch it.

      • I didn’t even know what the L stood for, so I’m glad that you could educate me on that one! Thanks Liz 🙂

        Yes, words were exchanged, of the “hi, I’m a big fan of your work” type. It was pretty quick!

        Same here re: Red Violin – as long as I’m in the mood for it, I really enjoy complex, ambitious storytelling like that. Makes me feel intelligent as well. Although, sometimes I just want to see Ryan Gosling looking pretty 🙂

  4. “reputable, very well-regarded publication”

    Hot dang. It doesn’t get any better than this!

    No, really. It actually does not, in fact, in any technically verifiable sense, get any better than that.

    I should quit while I’m ahead. I want to skip the inevitable downgrading: “the once well-regarded publication” “the formerly reputable publication” “the currently struggling publication” “the recently disgraced publication” “the pitiful and puerile rag” “that repulsive, gangrenous blight of a blog” I can see it all unravelling now.

    On another topic, how come whenever my life is like a movie, it’s always Eraserhead or something like that?

    Thanks for the multiple shout outs ricochetting from BoFN and from this . . . sprightly, articulate, accomplished, whimsical and deftly written publication!

      • No worries, my friend. I thought about going into the “Comments” section and fixing it, but I think I like it better your way! More enthusiastic 🙂

    • My goodness, you’re making me blush. Thanks for all the lovely adjectives! I’ll happily give you multiple shout outs if it means you’ll keep saying things like that 😉

      But seriously, thanks so much for reading. And please don’t “quit while you’re ahead” – I’d miss your posts if you were gone!

      PS: sorry to hear you’ve had an Eraserhead of a week. Although that does sound like it could be interesting … if you ever want to do a Monday guest post, let me know!

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