Saturday, March 8, 2008


What's Jack up to? He's particularly frisky this morning. I think he's over rainy days and short walks. Too bad he's talking his frustrations out on Wolfie, his stuffed dog. Poor Wolfie shouldn't be thrown around like that, Jack.

I read the Other Boleyn Girl when it came out years ago. There was some buzz going around about the book and always one to be in on the buzz I picked it up. Now never have been one for the based on a true story fiction thing I wasn't all that excited.

That is until I started reading. I was hooked right from the first chapter. Pilippa Gregory wrote in such a smooth lyrical way that my mind was instantly taken away and I thought I was reading one of my favorite historical romances. For months I couldn't stop recommending it to anyone who would listen.

So how excited was I when I heard there was a movie coming out of the book? I've been salivating to see it since it came out what over a week or 2 ago! Every time I'd read another blog review I'd get a little mad that I had yet to see it.

Well yesterday I found myself with a choice. I'd just come from the doctors ( again ) and I could:
(a) clean the bathroom or
(b) do some laundry or
(c) open my newest manuscript and stare at the computer screen or
(d) sneak away and see the 1:30 showing of The Other Boleyn Girl.

D it was! A no brainer. I was in great need of an escape and for me there is no escape greater then the movies. I consider it therapy or Momapry.

When I got to the theater 5 minutes before the show there was another woman going in. Petite with a blond page boy, turtleneck sweater and dark jeans. Clearly, another mom escaping. In the theater it was me, one older man, the blond mom and a mom/ grand ma combo. That's it. 5 of us escaping life together for 2 hours.
I really enjoyed the movie. Not one to quibble with historical inaccuracies I instantly suspended belief and let myself go on the rustic countryside and rich jeweled-toned costumes that literally had me drooling. They were delicious. I know the film has had mixed reviews but for me it was the perfect end to a pretty hectic week. And cheaper than a therapy session.

So what's your way to escape and put your cares aside.?Come on share. Consider it Momapry!



Bananasmom said...

I too LOVED the Other Boleyn Girl. It rates as one of my all time favorite reads. I can't wait to see the movie, but I might have to wait to see it on DVD.

I love to see a movie by myself, a favorite all about me pleasure. The last movie I saw with me was Juno and then snuck in to see The Kite Runner- ssshhh don't tell my kids! An awesome double feature!!

4 more days until Top Chef.... yay :)

Carleen Brice said...

Not a mama, but a good friend and I both love to go to early movies on weekdays. A couple writers trying to avoid their computers. A few runaway moms. A few students. A few retired folks. Popcorn for lunch. What's not to love?

I'll have to put this one on the list.

MariaGeraci said...

I haven't read the book, but I love Eric Bama (the only good thing about the movie TROY). Will have to catch it!

Kwana said...

Your secret's safe with me Bananasmom!

Carleen, isn't escaping the best!

Maria, If you like Eric Bana, yes then see this. He plays an awful character, but cuts a fine figure in his robes!

Casey said...

I am reading The Other Boleyn Girl right now! I'm happy to hear that the movie was enjoyable... I'm usually disappointed by movies based on books.

Kwana said...

I hope you enjoy the book and the movie,Casey!

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