Friday, January 25, 2008

Sweet Land

A couple weeks ago, Netflix suggested I might like Sweet Land and so I added it to our queue. I had never heard of the movie, but the description sounded like something I would like.

I am SO glad that I did! L hasn't been nursing as often, but she still likes long nursing sessions. This afternoon, after the boys had lunch and were in their rooms playing, I curled up in bed with L and popped in this movie.

It's a movie about a mail order bride from Germany, arriving in a Minnesota farming community in the early 1920's. The movie is a bit slow, but it was relaxing and delightful. It is a romance, but a gentle romance -- not harsh or pathetic or intense like so many movies portray romance today. The actors did a wonderful job with their characters; and the actors included some of my favorites -- Alan Cumming, Alex Keaton, Ned Beatty.

My DH wouldn't have enjoyed it; it moved much too slow for him and there was a lot of unspoken communication and sparse dialogue. For me, though, it was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon!

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