But now that we have it, we’re never going back. The ease of it all! The convenience! It’s almost as good as getting your groceries delivered. (Which is something I have yet to do, but I continue to dream.)
Because my son knows the Netflix password, I’m often treated to movies I might not have chosen from Blockbuster. It’s widened my horizons, so to speak. Here are a few films I’ve seen lately that I probably wouldn’t have picked up while browsing:
Perfume: Story of a Murderer
What can I say about this disturbing, visually sumptuous film? When my son told me several months ago that I had to see it, I shuddered and said, “Thanks, but no thanks.” After all, a guy kills women to make perfume out of them. Gross. But when an author I know and respect said the same thing, I began to wonder. She said this movie will help me think about scent in a whole different way and make me want to use it more creatively in my writing. What made it more palatable than even the superb acting, amazing screen play, and jaw-droppingly beautiful cinematography, is the fact that this is a period film. Warning, this film should NOT be seen by the younger set. I had nightmares and I’m in my forties!
Notes on a Scandal:
Another one for older teens and adults. This is one that I wanted to see and my eighteen year old son did not. But somehow, while he was playing on the computer, he got sucked in. The plot is a bit creepy, but honestly wouldn’t have been anything wildly unique if not for the stupendous acting performances by Dame Judi Dench (Who played such a creeper!) and Cate Blanchett. I can’t even describe how amazing they are in this film.
Jeeves and Wooster:
Anyone who likes House might want to check out this early BBC offering starring Hugh Laurie. He really gets to show his comic chops in this series. So very funny.
What about you? Has Netflix widened your viewing horizons?