You’ll save yourself heartache and self-doubt if you remember that not every rejection is personal. I’ve met men who prefer chubby women, and others who only like very slender women. Sometimes you’re just not their type, and it has nothing to do with you.
A Movie Lover’s Favorites to help you through the Pandemic #22: Notting Hill (1999). This delightful film stands above the usual Rom-Com fare because of its wit and intelligence. The protagonist is a man suffering through all the emotions usually depicted by female leads in this genre. Hugh Grant is at his understated best, and the rest of the cast, including Julia Roberts, shines. It will warm you on a cold night
Remember, as in the Bridges of Madison County, love can catch you unaware. Be open. I once met a man on the subway while vacationing in New York City. We loved each other, but the relationship didn’t last. He still occasionally calls and texts. Even if the relationship doesn’t endure, the good feelings may remain for the rest of your life.
A Movie Lover’s Favorites to help you through the Pandemic #21: The Verdict (1982.) If you want to see old time movie star power, watch this film. Paul Newman gives a beautifully nuanced performance of a flawed, complex man. You’ll find yourself rooting for him every minute of this redemption tale. The movie was directed by the master story teller, Sidney Lumet.
Trust your instincts. If your gut tells you something is off, it probably is.
A Movie Lover’s Favorites to get you through the Pandemic #20: Shakespeare in Love (1998.) This film is total perfection, filled with wonderful performances and a superlative script by the great playwright, Tom Stoppard. If you’re experiencing the quarantining blues, rent this movie and for a couple of hours escape into its delights.
Beware of people who can’t express their feelings and needs. If you choose to date them, you’ll probably become responsible for all of the emotional heavy lifting in the relationship. You deserve a partner who is emotionally at your level.
A Movie Lover’s Favorites to get you through the Pandemic #19: Cabaret (1972). This film is social commentary in the guise of a musical. The performances by Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey are spectacular and the directing by Bob Fosse is genius. Ms. Minnelli had already won a Tony Award and been nominated for an Oscar by the time she made Cabaret, but this film turned her into a superstar. If you want to hear great music, be entertained, all while revisiting an important history lesson watch this movie.