Lovely, Still

6:25 PM Priyanka 14 Comments

 Lonely in life and love, Robert Malone (Martin Landau) braves precarious wintry snow on the walk from his job at the grocery store to his home only to discover a stranger (Ellen Burstyn) in his house. What begins as an awkward encounter quickly blossoms into what appears to be a new chance for romance and the elderly couples love affair takes us on a heartfelt and wonderful journey that reveals an unexpected twist.

For some reason, stories revolving around old age always manage to move me to tears. Not that it's something sad, but the idea of being old, a point from which you can look back at your entire life, all the things you lost, things that made you happy, every single person who touched your heart, is too overwhelming for me. Specially when it comes to an old couple playing the lead in a love story, almost makes you wonder, if you'll ever manage to find someone who'd wanna make it that far with you.

Ah well, that's just me, somewhere in the middle of a 3-day long (unplanned) weekend, and with hours at hand, I choose to watch the 2008 hit and cry along with Ellen Burstyn every time Martin Landau forgets something (yes its a spoiler) and wonder how life would seem like being at that landmark. I'm only 20 but when I look at my life, there's already this long list of regrets, special moments and days that I'd never forget, so how would it be when I'm 80! Maybe losing half of my memory by then would help keep the nerves calm.

And I know I know, we should always live in the present, but movies like these really shake your inner conscious and force you to think about life in the broader sense, above the trifles of everyday living, even for a day. I'm pretty sure I would've long forgotten about these emotions, the movie, the story, and everything else by the time I'm back at work on Tuesday, and who knows? maybe I'll read this post again and laugh at myself for being such an emo! But then again, nothing is permanent :)

Hope everyone's having a much cooler weekend!

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Anonymous said...

That sounds like it would make me want to cry too. I love good stories!

I came over from Mingle Mondays, nice to "meet" you. :)

Kim Croisant said...

HI New follower here from Monday blog hop. I like your blog. Very nice!!

Ola said...

I'm the exact same way!!! Love your blog, very cute!

I'm already a follower, so stopping by to say hi from the Blog It Forward Tuesday Hop!!!


What a lovely post! Wiping tears away....what can I say? I'm such a sap!

Thank you for stopping by and participating in the Get Wired Blog Hop. I am following you.


20? You're only 20? You do not write like a 20 year old.

Hi there, I am your newest GFC follower stopping by from the Mom Mart. I would love a follow back.

I love your post!

Kelly said...

Hello :)
New follower!!! I saw that you added your link to our Monday Beauties Blog Hop and I I always follow everyone that participates. So thank you!!! I love this post btw! I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog :)


Mamarazzi said...

LOVED this...a lot! i need to see this movie now!! it sounds like another "Notebook" type of movie!!

Paula Schuck said...

Hi. I am a new follower from the Tuesday hop. This is a great sounding movie. Love your template too. Wordpress?


It sounds like an awesome movies actually! I'll have to go find it this weekend!

Thanks for joining the Tuesday Train!

VandyJ said...

Movies like that just make me cry. I live with my hubby and our two boys. Crying freaks them out. I'd better not watch it unless I'm alone and can cry to my heart's content.

You have a lot of life a head of you. remember your regrets but do not let them bog you down... keep moving forward.

I don't like movies that make me cry but I watch them on occasion.

Amee said...

Hi, I am following through twitter. I hope you stop by my site I even have an ipad2 to giveaway..

Thank you