Your Image Consultants Share Their Movie Picks
We don’t watch as many movies during the summertime. Canadian summers are too short. But a couple of rainy days drove us to Netflix and we saw two great films that we wanted to share with you. Don’t worry, they’re not foreign films (although if you’ve been reading our blog or newsletter you know we enjoy foreign movies) nor are they gun-toting summer blockbusters. They are independent films that deal with real people, real emotions and relationships – the type of movies we’ve come to love.
Searching for Sugar Man
The best documentary we’ve seen in a long time. It’s a mystery story, concert film and a feel good film all wrapped up in one. Joanne and I had tears in our eyes at the end. A film that explores fame and fortune, and what’s really important in life. Four thumbs way up.
Based on a true story about a poet who contracted polio as a child and is forced to live much of his day in an iron lung. We meet him in his thirties when we confronts his human need for inimacy. He wishes to lose his virginity and contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest. Warning – deals with an adult subject in a heartwarmingly painful and funny manner. Great performances by John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy. Four thumbs up.
Please tell us what you think or recommend your own fav films and save the center seats for us (because we’re the people who like to stay to the end and watch the credits).
Posted by Terry Pithers – Canadian corporate image consultant and movie lover