Friday, August 15, 2008

Everything Is Illuminated

You know what I love? Netflix. What a fantastic service!? Love it. We've been watching all kinds of movies lately. I usually fall asleep. Because I'm old and tired like that. But, I get the general gist of things and am really enjoying a departure from the networks.

Chris' sister recommended Green Street Hooligans, so we added it to the list. (It's an excellent movie, and super highly recommended, but that's not what this post is about.) There was a preview for a film I'd never heard of, Everything is Illuminated. It's about a young Jewish collector who travels to the Ukraine to meet a woman in a photograph. The trailer was so hilarious and heart wrenching that I knew I had to see it. It fled up to the top of my Netflix queue.

We watched it last weekend. It was a fantastic film! Of course, I fell asleep. But for the first time in a long time, I NEEDED to see the middle parts that I missed because I was asleep. I knew the end, but I had to experience the middle for myself.
Go. Now. Rent it, buy it, netflix it. You will absolutely laugh, cry and be touched by this amazing experience.


LeeAnn said...

This movie is one of Geoff's favorites!

Victoria said...

you should read the book it is truly amazing