There were three Adirondack chairs on the lawn, and she sat in one of them. As a wife and mother, she hoped there would always be three, and not just two. But something had scared her just a little bit. She was no longer sure.
So goes the sweet and lovely chick flick Shall We Dance? (2004)
The SconeLady always has a radar out for chick flicks that have a good message and a worthy ending. This flick is one of the chicky-est of them. And it has dancing in it! You will love it.
In this particular season of Oscar, there don't appear to be very many of these on offer. Have you noticed? I thought at first that The Imitation Game (starring Benedict Cumberbatch), and The Theory of Everything (starring Eddie Redmayne) might be the ticket. I don't think Benedict's movie is, actually, what I am thinking of. But perhaps Eddie's might be. I shall see.
But there might not be very many. This is why the SconeLady is looking around for others. Flicks that did not come out this year, or even last, but that have the ability to capture the heart of all of us - not just women, and not just the very young. I love the concept!
So, back to the Adirondack chairs. If you have the chance to find/see/enjoy this film, you will come to a song I am particularly enjoying this week: The Book of Love, sung by Peter Gabriel. The youtube version of the song will not be the Adirondack chair/movie version, but still lovely and still sweet. Click away, and see what I mean.
And while you are at it, check out the other version of Shall We Dance? (1996). My sister and her husband shared it with me, and at first I said, "Subtitles?? We are going to watch something with - SUBTITLES??"
But within mere moments, the Japanese subtitles were forgotten and we were drawn completely in. I think you will be too. Sweeeeeet!
So in this dry season for chick flicks, all is not completely lost. We can take care of ourselves and turn back the clock via Netflix, or Amazon Prime, or Hulu+. It's all there. All we have to do is - click.
See you along the way!
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