Or none of the above! I know the flavor of the movie I want to watch on Friday, I want one that tastes like silliness and sunshine, and that kind of free feeling of walking down the street and smiling and smelling the asphalt and hearing the traffic go by and swinging your purse. But I don’t know what movie that is.
It’s her birthday this week, and English/Vinglish feels very swinging your purse. But on the other hand, are all Sridevi movies sad now? Also, is English/Vinglish silly enough?
There’s also Mom, which is empowering and striding down the street-y, and I find revenge movies very sunshine-y, but maybe not everyone feels that way.
Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, great coats, great fall weather, great early 2000s city scapes and freedom. “Mitwa” is pretty much exactly the feeling. But it isn’t like that straight through. Maybe a bit too angsty to taste like silliness? Or is it too silly to be truly angsty?
Mohabettein, more fall weather and sunshine and stuff. Definitely silly. But is it swinging your purse, or is it dragging a ten pound back of groceries as you slog your way home.
Definitely has the silliness. It’s not technically a purse swinging freedom feeling movie, but I had such a spectacularly great time going to the theater opening night with my friend Dina that for me, it is. But is there enough sunshine?
Love Aaj Kal 2020
Sunshine, purse swinging, freedom, cities, future, happiness, all of that! But also, half of you hated it, so that kind of brings me down.
You see???? It’s really hard! You pick one!