My Life as a Movie Monday: Can a Song Save Your Life?

Good morning Wonderfuls! How were your weekends? Things were lovely for me in the city – I was TIFFing it up on Friday and Saturday!

TIFF red carpet

Sadly, the only red carpet I walked was the one in my mind …

I managed to pick up my movie tickets on Friday, but the mad paddling continued throughout the day! I wanted to make sure that everything was organized and I wasn’t leaving any loose ends behind for my team to handle while I was gone, and I got away from the office a lot later than I wanted to. That led to our very own mini episode of The Amazing Race trying to get to the theatre on time: “ok, we have 10 minutes to get from here to John and and Richmond Street West !!! Go go GO !!!”

Luckily, we made it with minutes to spare! The movie was “The Kids From the Port”. There was a Q and A with the director afterwards, and it was really interesting to get to chat with him about the film and his experiences while shooting it. Not to mention that I got a kiss and my friend got a handshake – bragging rights clearly go to amb! (What?! TIFF is supposed to be about theΒ movies?!?)

Saturday’s movie, though, was the highlight. On Saturday we saw “Can a Song Save Your Life” and I loved it so much that I’m using it for this week’s edition of My Life as a Movie Monday, even though I’m on vacation this week and don’t actually need saving, at least not for the moment. Β I smiled pretty much from start to finish.

Can a Song Save Your Life

It stars Kiera Knightley and Mark Ruffalo and my beloved Adam Levine, and you guys all need to go see it once it’s released to theatres so we can talk about it, ok?? And when “Lost Stars” is all over the radio and burning up the charts, you can say you heard about it here first!

I am on vacation this week, so there won’t be another post for you until Wednesday. But it’s going to be a good one! We’ve got a special guest posting for us! In the meantime, what’s the last movie that you saw that had you grinning from ear to ear? Tell me all about it in the Comments!

love amb

16 thoughts on “My Life as a Movie Monday: Can a Song Save Your Life?

  1. Enjoy your vacation, Amb! Have fun, live life to the fullest, and make believers of those who lack understanding (I have NO clue where that last phrase came from, but I`m going with it anyway)! πŸ™‚

    BTW, so cool hearing of your TIFF exploits! What a rush, eh?

      • Ha! That’s awesome. Words, words, where will you take me today? πŸ˜‰

        I wanted to see a couple of movies, but didn’t get the chance this year. Maybe next year, although it would of course be a different line up!

  2. oh, such beautiful peeps in that photo πŸ™‚ Glad your movies were good picks. You’re giving me the itch to really try to make it to a few (even one would be lovely) when the Mpls Int’l Film Fest (that would be MIFF, I guess) rolls around.

    I will tell you what movies did NOT make me smile: Melancholia and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, haha. Agreeing with Princess Fairy ZB that Grease is good for a smile. Enchanted is a personal fave. The recent Muppets cracked me up. Oh, but Princess Bride is way on top of my list. RIP Peter Falk.

    Thanks for the Monday morn read. And you have me wondering who will be guest posting on Wed. I don’t think I can sleep until I know 0-: ???

    • Aren’t they, though? Kiera is so adorable I can hardly stand it. πŸ™‚ You should definitely try to make MIFF one year! (I say that as though I know whether or not any of the movies would be to your taste, lol. But just think of the blogging possibilities!)

      I LOVE all of the smile movies you listed – Enchanted and the Muppets are great fun, and The Princess Bride?!? Are you kidding? A young Mandy Patinkin in an endlessly, endlessly quotable film?!? What’s not to love?!?

      Hope you got some sleep while waiting for Wednesday’s mystery poster to arrive πŸ˜‰

  3. Many of the more recent movies have been approaching unwatchable status. The last movie I can think of that I enjoyed in the theatre was Now You See Me, and even that was a significant disappointment, but that is likely due to the fact that I had high expectations. I’m going to have to stop watching trailers and having hope for these things and start picking a movie at the theatre based on the name and the time at which it starts relative to the time I get there.

    • We can never go to the movies together then, because people who don’t know what they’re going to see until they show up at the theatre drive me absolutely crazy. (I’m not even joking. We’ll have to stick with staying at home and watching On Demand). Haven’t seen “Now You See Me”, but I should add it to my list, considering my current Mark Ruffalo groove.

  4. The movie that makes me smile from start to finish recently was “Paul” with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

    However, for my favorite duck on the pond movie, nothing beats The Replacements.

    I hope you have a wonderful time on your vacation.

    • Paul – the one with the aliens, yes? Or an alien, I should say? With a British accent? πŸ™‚ Haven’t seen that one, but I do love Simon Pegg, so that combined with your recommendation puts it on my list. And PS, I LOVE The Replacements !!! Good call on that one!

      • My husband and I watched Paul over the weekend as our date night film. As a long time fans of Sci-Fi, we laughed till we cried. (Well written spoof.)

        Seth Rogan is the voice of Paul and I don’t want to give out a spoiler, but I love the ending. Sigourney Weaver and Blythe Danner rocked it!

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