Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Playing by Heart

Nothing like good old romance to get me in a good mood. I watched this movie last night - Playing By Heart (1998). For a star studded movie, I wonder why it didn't get much attention. There was Sean Connery, Gena Rowlands, Dennis Quaid, Madeleine Stowe, Ryan Phillipe, Gillian Anderson. All my fave men. I was hooked!!
The first scene began with Angelina Jolie and she plain blew me away. I have never seen her that animated, vivacious, ready smile. Her scenes were also the most amusing. Can you imagine that? Angelina Jolie amusing???This was Jolie before the Pitt. Before the edgy look. Before she became an action movie STAR , before she started watching her every move and became all sinews and bones and damn wooden.
PLOT - A son dying of AIDS, A scam artist, A local TV cook, A husband with brain cancer, a theatre director with emotional baggage, a determined man, an adulterous couple, a girl searching for love, a guy running from love. We are allowed to live awhile in each character's life and these lives which all seemed separate get to converge together into one tale. I won't tell you who was who. But I can tell you one thing, it was a thoroughly enjoyable romantic movie.

In a conversation where Joan (Jolie) complained about her ex boyfriend to Keenan (Phillipe), she said, 'I knew it wasn't going to work out cause the first time he comes over, I find out he sits down to pee'.

Lol. I don't know about you but I don't mind a guy that sits down to pee. It means there won't be quarrels over toilet seats staying up or down. It means the toilet seat and floor stays clean too. What do you think? Is it unmanly?


  1. I shall make a constructive comment after I watch the movie...I really would love to see a less serious and unanimated Jolie...

  2. ok, now I will go and look for this movie. I think I would prefer men actually sitting down to pee...lol

  3. angelina jolie, hilarious??lol. i'll love to see a less serious side to her for a change hey,lol
    i dnt mind a guy standing or sitting to pee,lol..i dnt care as lng as u clean your mess when u'r done :)

  4. **sitting down to wee. ... hmmm

    would love 2 watch the movie

  5. Sweetheart, Mum does not even know what to say about this! (And that's a first.)

  6. I have a hard time picture Angelina all fun and humourous, but then again, is there anything she doesn't have? (We won't mention the whole Brad thing right now :)

  7. I'm tempted cause of Ryan Phillipe. Uhmm...nah! lol


  8. I was surprised that men can indeed sit down to pee. I'mm with you there, it doesn't bother me one way or the other. Just make sure the place is clean, sitting or standing.

  9. Anything with Sean Connery is good to go with me.

    I just discovered a brilliant British comedy called " worst week of my life" LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I just watch it and can't stop laughing. You should look it up.

  10. So that's the tittle...I watched it years ago and LOVED IT!!! I guess at heart I am a romantic cos years later I still remembered the film but forgot the title.
    Remember that part where Jolie was at the bar and the person she was with asked her to stop drinking (or some thing like that) and she just opened her mouth and the drink poured out...never forgot that scene :)

    I have written down the title, I will write down the title and watch it again.



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