I was thinking that when a movie has a writer as a main character, I usually enjoy the film, regardless of the genre, whether the plot was contrived, the dialogue cliche, the ending stupid or the story pointless. LOL.
Seriously, I love a movie where I can identify with the compulsion to write.
Recently, I saw a HORRIBLE movie (I mean TURKEY) and I loved it all the same.
The movie? Motherhood
with Uma Thurman.
This movie stinks.
But there are scenes which call to me and that I thoroughly enjoyed. The main character is a stay-at-home mom who squeezes in little bits of writing time (7 minutes) writing a blog called The Bourne Identity
. She goes about in grubby gear, finds comfort in writing, but longs for more time to write, to get back into her fiction. Well, parts of that movie felt like a camera had been following me around town. I laughed, nodded, almost clapped at one point.
But the movie itself SUCKS. A bad script led to bad acting. I didn't give a rip!
I have loved: Romancing the Stone
and Little Women
the same way. Guilty pleasures!
But there have been some truly GREAT movies in which the protagonist is a writer.The Hours
is one. The Wonder Boys
What about you? Do you have a favourite movie where the main character was a poet/writer? Something about their routine/outlook/views spoke to you on a personal level? If you pick the Shining
, you'll scare soupers... but LOL... hey, whatever tickles your pen, I say :)
PS--I am writing at the library... girl is at preschool... We bus it, so I needed to stay in town. Home's a mess but I am a happy happy mommy, writing, reading, chilling out!