I really enjoyed reading this book. Love, Lucy is an autobiography that was not published until after her death when it was discovered by her daughter and son. Lucille Ball takes you through her childhood, modeling days, and on to her success in Hollywood and beyond. She talks about her struggles, professional accomplishments, private life, and the relationship between her and Desi. No only was it interesting to learn about her but it is written in a way that you can almost hear her telling her story.
This DVD is a great introduction to Pilates. The instructor is very good at explaining exactly what you need to do when it comes to breathing and focusing on certain muscles and movements. There are two ten minute workouts and two twenty minute workouts, which make it easy to mix and match depending on how long you plan on doing it. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to start doing pilates and feeling great!
I really enjoyed this movie. It is a sweet story that takes you through a woman's trip through Ireland trying to get to her boyfriend so she can propose on February 29. Due to weather issues things become more difficult than Anna (Amy Adams) had planned for. She meets a man who tries to help her on her journey across Ireland. The journey gets longer and longer and they seem so different and argue so much that it will make you laugh. I thought I was going to be disappointed because of the way I thought things were going to turn out and why they would turn out that way. But, in the end I liked the reason and the way things turned out. Aside from the story, there are many views of the landscape, which was of course beautiful.
I thought this movie was done really well. I read the book about six months before I watched the movie and don't think it could have been better. The beginning was a little weird because it was done differently from the book, but I think it worked and it got the same point across. The timing of the events and feeling of urgency is just as good as the book.
There is not anything particularly spectacular about this movie, except maybe the shots of Italian landscape, but I enjoyed it. It is a sweet story about love that emphasizes that it is never too late. As it says in the summary above, Sophie sets out the help Claire, who wrote the letter 50 years ago along with her skeptical grandson, find her true love. This is a good movie to watch when you don't want to watch anything too heavy.