I’m restless tonight. I read a little, then lost my concentration. Lately, I’ve been revisiting my comforts ~ movies that just make me feel good. Sometimes through laughter, sometimes tears. These are the movies I just love the snuggle up to. I grab a hot cup of tea, wrap myself in a fuzzy blanket and just lose myself for a few hours. What a wonderful retreat from everything that is going on in the world. To just fall in love a little bit with the characters ~ over and over again if I want to. It’s a luxury, really. Below are my Cozy Comforts. What are some of yours?
While You Were Sleeping: This one is my favorite. I can watch it over and over again. I crushed on Bill Pullman pretty bad after watching this one. Damn, I wish I was Lucy.
Anne of Green Gables: Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe. I get lost in it immediately ~ and the first time Gilbert calls Anne “Carrots” ~ Big Sigh.
Anne of Avonlea: So, the way I am with series books ~ I’m the same way with movies. Can’t watch the first one without seeing this one. I love Anne Shirley. I love Gilbert Blythe. Yes, I know they’re fictitious characters, but I will get to Prince Edward Island one day.
Mystic Pizza: I was a nanny in California when this movie came out. I went to the theater almost everyday to watch it. 20 years later, I still love it. It’s about friendship and first love. And the Mystic Pizza is a real place in Mystic, CT. I will get there one day, too. (PS – William Moses (or did he still go by Billy then?) was just yummy in this.)
Practical Magic: I admit it. The ending makes me cry. I love this movie. Aidan Quinn is just nice to look at it.
Bridget Jones Diary: Does anyone not like this movie? Bridget Jones and Mark Darcy. I love Bridget. Hell, I could be Bridget ~ only maybe not as cute. And I try not to embarass myself as much…but you get a few margaritas in me and I start divulging all sorts of personal information.
For Love of the Game: This is a love story ~ pure and simple. This is another one I watch when I need a good cry.
Strictly Ballroom: Paul Mercurio. Yummy. This is such a cute movie and it’s so fun to watch Fran transform throughout the film.
The Inheritance: Based on the story by Louisa May Alcott. This movie just makes me happy. And, Thomas Gibson. Maybe it’s his eyes, but I can just look at him all day.
Sleepless in Seattle: Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. I love them together.
Jerry Maguire: I dont really do Tom Cruise anymore. I don’t watch action films and that’s all he makes when he’s not jumping up and down on couches. But I still love this film.
Return to Me: Bonnie Hunt wrote the screenplay and she creates a world that you never want to leave. This movie is just it for me. I love it. This was Carroll O’Conner’s last film.
It Could Happen to You: The cop and the waitress. The cop doesn’t have money for a tip but promises the waitress he’ll split it with her if he wins. Guess what? He wins. This is actually based on a true story. Great film.
The Cutting Edge: Doug Dorsey and Kate Mosely. He’s an injured hockey player who wants to skate; she’s a pampered ice princess in need of a partner. Huge sparks. DB Sweeney sure has pretty blue eyes.
Pride & Prejudice: Colin Firth, Colin Firth, oh ~ and Colin Firth. The best version of this book ever. I can watch this over and over again.