1. Trips are our kids - Grounded Traveler
    September 19, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    […] children. That experience is just not one we want to get into. To quote Eat Pray Love, one of the motivation movies we have watched recently, “having a child is like having a tattoo on our face, you need to be […]

  2. Randy (Mr. TWS)
    April 28, 2013 @ 4:42 pm

    I don’t really have a go to movie for inspiration but will re-watch ones when I need a laugh. Downside is you kill the goose that laid the golden egg. I just like watching movies in general, in the theater, on cable, on DVD, and get inspired, enthused, happy, sad, etc. taking it as they come. I enjoy movies that are set in locations I know or hope to visit; that’s always fun to identify the places. The only 2 of your movies I’ve seen are “Office Space”, which was a real surprise and “Liar, Liar”, which was better than I expected. I think it was a transition movie for Carrey, somewhat toning the zaniness and interspersing some real acting. Had passed on Under the Tuscan Sun several times. And will check out the others when I have a chance. I liked the post and the insights you had of each film. I will re-watch movies that aren’t particularly good just because there was a particularly good element or scene.

    • Andrew
      May 4, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

      “Liar Liar” wasn’t in my list, “Yes Man” was. But similar mix of zany with acting for Carrey though. Why was Office Space a surprise? Surpise as a movie or surprise on the list?

      Under a Tuscan Sun is really worth watching. It is only barely related to the book of the same name as far as I can tell, but that shouldn’t turn you off one way or the other.

  3. Jennifer
    April 26, 2013 @ 7:43 am

    I like watching movies set in locations I’ve either traveled to or want to go. I love watching Mamma Mia for the scenery. And as Jeremy mentioned, the Holiday also has charming English countryside scenery.

    • Andrew
      April 27, 2013 @ 6:37 pm

      I like the inspiration of the setting of a movie too. We tried to watch Mamma Mia, but the copy we bought had to be returned because it wouldn’t play more than 10min.

  4. Judy
    April 23, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

    I don’t know how you feel about documentaries but I am always inspired by watching the artist, Andy Goldsworthy making his beautiful sculptures in nature. The film is called Rivers & Tides.

    • Andrew
      April 27, 2013 @ 6:38 pm

      I have never heard of him. Will check it out.

  5. Jeremy Branham
    April 23, 2013 @ 4:53 pm

    As a guy, maybe this is a bit embarrassing to admit but I love the movie The Holiday. The English countryside during Christmas always inspires me. LA is nice that time of year too but I really like that movie.

    • Andrew
      April 23, 2013 @ 5:07 pm

      No worries about being embarrassed. I like that movie too. I even went to see it in the Theater by myself when it came out years ago.