35 responses

  1. Erin
    May 2, 2013

    Good luck on your tri!

    I haven’t seen a movie in ages, and I was a little turned off on Silver Linings Playbook because I read some negative reviews of it when it first came out. Of course, that was before the Oscars, so I wonder if those reviewers are kicking themselves now? Maybe I’ll give it a shot if I can convince myself to be in a “crying mood”.

  2. Courtney
    May 2, 2013

    Stick with The Paris Wife — I really quite enjoyed it. I hope you do, as well! Good luck with your tri!
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  3. Jane @ Not Plain So Jane
    May 2, 2013

    My sister and I saw The Impossible in December and we both thought it was amazing. It’s one of those ‘everyone should have to see it’ kind of movies.
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  4. Beth @ Running with the Sunrise
    May 2, 2013

    That’s one of the more unique medals I’ve seen out there–very cool! Sounds like the Rocketman should be a great race. I love racing in unique places, so the Space Center sounds like an awesome time to me. I haven’t really watched any movies lately, but I really want to go see Jurassic Park in IMAX 3D. Good luck this weekend!
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  5. Annette @FitnessPerks
    May 2, 2013

    Good luck on the tri!

    I am not surprised you fell asleep to that book….I did not like it all.

    And I want to see the Impossible! Thanks for reminding me!
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    • Crystal
      May 2, 2013

      I am so glad someone else didn’t like the book! I tried so hard to get into it b/c I hate giving up on books, but it was just so ehhh.

  6. Mary
    May 3, 2013

    I’ve just read the Mirror report on the real life story behind The Impossible and have added this to my ‘must-watch-soon’ list. I really enjoy films that are based on true stories and can’t believe that this had a happy ending after watching the tsunami on TV that Boxing Day. Plus Ewan McGregor is starring. Bound to be a winner!
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  7. Frances
    May 3, 2013

    Have fun this weekend, and good luck! Go kick some butt πŸ™‚

  8. Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    May 3, 2013

    I really never cared for Bradley Cooper until I saw him in Silver Linings Playbook. He and Jennifer Lawrence were both fantastic! I watched Perks of Being a Wallflower last week and loved it. Good luck this weekend!
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  9. Karen
    May 3, 2013

    I want to se silver lining. I think it might be my Friday night movie choice. Good luck at you tri! It sounds like a pretty cool race.
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  10. Meghan @ After the Ivy League
    May 3, 2013

    Good luck at your triathlon this weekend! Can’t wait to read the recap. And I’ve been dying to see Silver Linings Playbook for what feels like years now, hopefully I can rent it soon. Also Amazon has been recommending that book to me for ages. I hope you let us know how it is! Maybe I’ll give into their recommendation one of these days haha
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  11. Rhoda @3cheaprunners
    May 3, 2013

    Sounds like you are ready! Good luck!
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  12. Natalie @ Free Range Human
    May 3, 2013

    I’ve been wanting to see both of those movies. I have some catching up to do! I found The Paris Wife to be a bit of a yawn as well. I actually didn’t finish it, but I’ve heard so many people rave about it. I think it’s because I was listening to the audiobook, and it’s just not done very well. I’m going to try it again with the actual book!
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    • Meghann
      May 3, 2013

      I agree. I think the girl’s voice is a bit on the boring side, that’s probably what’s throwing me off.

  13. Ashley
    May 3, 2013

    We’ve been FINALLY getting through the Oscar nominees recently. Silver Linings is next on the list for me! I really enjoyed Argo.
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    • Meghann
      May 3, 2013

      I really enjoyed Argo, too. Any other stand out favorites?

      • Ashley
        May 3, 2013

        Beasts of the Southern Wild! Totally underrated (can you say that about an Oscar Best Picture nominee? Probably not I guess) and such a pleasant surprise.
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  14. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed
    May 3, 2013

    I loved Silver Linings Playbook! These days I go into most movies with low expectations, and this one really surprised me. I love Jennifer Lawrence.

    Good luck at your race!!!!
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  15. Steph
    May 3, 2013

    I’m currently reading Mindy Kaling’s book “Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me” for the TBLB book club in a few weeks. It is hilarious! And she narrates the audio book, which makes it even funnier, I hear. πŸ™‚
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  16. Tara
    May 3, 2013

    The Paris Wife is a good book, keeping going with it! Do you have an appreciation for Hemingway and the rest of the authors from the Parisian era? That might have something to do with it if it’s hard to relate to.
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  17. Rachel
    May 3, 2013

    I have been wanting to see Silver Linings Playbook. It was actually filmed in my hometown! Super cute tri kit!
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  18. Katie @ A Full Plate
    May 3, 2013

    The Paris Wife has been on my nightstand for a few months now…my mom gave it to me to read and said that it starts off slow, but picks up once you get into it. I’m excited to start reading it! Good luck on the Rocketman!
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  19. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    May 3, 2013

    I liked Paris Wife but didn’t loooove it. It was pretty interesting though! And I LOVED Silver Linings Playbook! I was so glad my friend suggested we go see it in theaters last December!
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  20. Kelly
    May 3, 2013

    If the Paris Wife doesn’t work for you as an audio book, maybe try the printed version? I do think some books are better read than they are listened to.
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  21. Rachel
    May 3, 2013

    If it’s not raining Eric and I will be at the top of bridge cheering (and drinking beer). Are you coming in tonight or tomorrow?

  22. Victoria
    May 3, 2013

    Aww, I went to the expo – too bad I didn’t see you! Our friends did the tri. We were in St. Pete for a wedding.

    Good luck this weekend! πŸ™‚
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  23. Sarah S.
    May 3, 2013

    You should read Silver Linings Playbook. I loved the book so much more than the movie. I thought it was strange how they included details from the book but changed them slightly for the movie. i.e. The song that sets off Pat’s anger outbursts.

  24. Jelena@FabLifePhD
    May 3, 2013

    We recently saw Silver linings playbook and we really loved it. I think that Jennifer Lawrence really has a bright future to come. Another movie that we really liked last winter is The life of Pi! I am not a special effect person, but this one is worth seeing in 3D
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  25. Kelly
    May 3, 2013

    I started the Paris Wife over a year ago and never finished. It was just too boring and slow paced for me.

  26. Ja @Ja on the RUN
    May 3, 2013

    Goodluck on your tri!!! πŸ™‚
    We are watching Iron man today. Im actually in the movie house right now.
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  27. Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
    May 4, 2013

    I really want to see Silver Linings Playbook! I love Jennifer Lawrence in the Hunger Games and just in general πŸ™‚

    That medal is so cool!
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  28. Mike @ 3Che Runners
    May 4, 2013

    Man that Rocketman looks fun! Plus I’m just plain jealous that you’re doing tri’s already…I shiver just thinking about getting in the water up here, and my first tri is over a month away. Good luck and enjoy the race as it may not happen again haha…definitely a unique angle πŸ˜‰

  29. Carli
    May 4, 2013

    Rocket man sounds great! I live the new kit. It’s very cute.

    I usually only watch Rom Com’s so I’ll spare you my list.
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  30. kirsten
    May 5, 2013

    I listened to the Paris Wife on audiobook also. It does get better, I ended up really liking it!

  31. Hillary Gras
    May 5, 2013

    I read the paris wife… Didn’t love it. Just sort of got through it.

    How did you find/start your book club?

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