The Words was recommended to me by #1's dear friend, Ashley. The Mister and I watched it ON DEMAND. I don't ever remember seeing a trailer for it when it was in the theatres.
Guess who picked this one out? Yup, the Mister. I didn't expect to like this much but even though this movie is very long, I thought it was great. The theatre was packed and not one person stirred during the whole movie. (Not even the Mister who usually uses the restroom at least once during a movie).
Even though I knew the eventual outcome of this story, I still was sitting at the edge of my seat totally riveted by the events.
I know a lot of you (SAG) are going to disagree with this grade, so let me plead my case. I love musicals (I was a theatre & dance major in college) but I think the majority of musical plays should stay on the stage. I just don't think they transfer well to the screen. I also felt this movie was entirely too long. I do love the score and I felt Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway were great.
* Just from the number of nominations this movie has received, clearly I am in the minority about my feelings for this movie.
I'm hosting a luncheon on the 25th, so I'll report back with what the rest of the book club thought of my selection.