Thursday, January 1, 2009


Last night, we decided to spend the New Year in a different way than years past - and instead of having a party and filling the house with good friends, we spent a quiet evening going out for dinner and catching a movie.

But this wasn't just a ho-hum movie - it was a masterpiece called "SEVEN POUNDS" with Will Smith in the lead role.

Now I must say this outright - when we decided what movie to go to, I didn't know too much about the show. From the previews, I thought it was a tax man who was investigating people, making good and lasting impressions on their life. A good storyline - but not the type that just reaches out and grabs you.

Blame it on the advertising for the movie - but in hindsight, I now understand they could not reveal too much in previews without giving away some important details as the movie plays out.

I also determined myself (in advance) NOT to review or dig up any information about the background on the film - I wanted to be caught totally off guard.

Holy smokes - what I saw nearly blew my socks off!! This movie has been on my mind all night and (as you can see) STILL leaves a lasting impression on my mind and heart.

If you haven't seen it, do yourself a huge favor: clear just 2 hours out of your calendar this weekend and GO directly to the theatre. Do not read any reviews, do not research the movie online. GO - with no other indication about the film except that it will rock your world ... and *minor detail* .... grab a handful of kleenex as you head out the door.

I HIGHLY recommend this movie - I am so glad that I started 2010 with the sentiment that this movie has left on my heart!

Bravo Will Smith ...
you have accomplished a wonderful and moving film
and I admire you even more as a fine fine actor!


Janelle said...

2010? Did I miss a year here Cookie? lol
My Sissy saw it a couple of weeks ago and said it was REALLY good - it's just getting Bill to GO to a movie that's the hard part! He seems to always fall asleep within 5 minutes after one's started, no matter how good it is - UNLESS it has John Wayne in
Happy New Year Girlie!

Cookie said...

hahaha... I'm such a Goober - and all this time you thought Peanut's nicname for me was just a sweet jab, little did you know she had me pegged YEARS ago! hahaha I'm still laughing about it, Sissy!

Dogpatch Primitives said...

Happy New Year Cookie! I'm glad you enjoyed your NYE!

Doreen said...

I knew by the previews that this movie must be something special because they do not give any details about what the movie really is about...and you have to figure if Will Smith is in must be good..I've wanted to see this movie....and now I am definitely going to see it! Thank Cook...You've got me excited about it!

Happy, Happy New Year to you!


Briar Rabbit Primitives said...

Oh I just love anything with Will Smith in it! Glad you & your DH enjoyed your evening out. Thanks for the review...Now I have to go & see this one ASAP! Happy New Year Buddy! Hugs, Starla :)

~GoldieLoo Woodworks~ said...

Hey I thought I posted here :|
...anyway,thanks for the 2 thumbs up Cookie, I can not wait to see this.~~Pam

tattered 'n torn prims said...

What a great way to bring in the new year.....with your hubs on a date!!! Thanks for the tip about the movie.....we just might have to hit the theater!!!

Big hugs gurl-fren!!!!

BTW.....I thought perhaps I really missed out on something....2010....goodness!!! tee hee hee!!!

Bittersweet Pastimes said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Cookie. You've got my curiousity peeked and as a Will Smith fan anyway, I'm definitely going to try to confince the dh to take me to this. ~ Deb

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