Sunday is Mother’s Day, a joyous time of celebrating the women who introduced us to this crazy world.
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Not surprisingly, finding the perfect way to reflect on and acknowledge these fine women is often overwhelming and intimidating. Each year we look for new and important ways to say, “Mom, I love you,” and each year we’re not sure if we’ve succeeded in expressing what’s in our hearts.
Well, if your mom’s a movie lover, we may be able to help. Tell your mom you’ve booked the day just for her, and you’re bringing over the perfect film to enjoy together. Then, simply select one of fine choices below and, you’re welcome.
As an added bonus, if you have either Amazon Prime or Netflix, this gift comes for the coveted price of free.
Pride and Prejudice (Amazon Prime)
For the sincerely devoted son or daughter comes five plus hours of Jane Austin goodness. Often referred to as the definitive adaptation of the novel, this BBC/A&E miniseries pulls almost every line of dialogue from Austin’s classic, and includes performances from Academy Award winner Colin Firth and the very talented Jennifer Ehle.
Can it be done in one setting? I’ll be talking about my experience in detail on tomorrow’s episode of Flicks Junkies, but the short answer is “yes.” It might take a Super Bowl level of snackage and regularly scheduled stretching routines, but this is for your mom. You can make it happen.
Romancing the Stone (Prime and Netflix)
What was Robert Zemeckis doing before his mega-popular “Back to the Future” trilogy? He was trying his hand at an Indiana Jones styled adventure with then-up-and-coming star Kathleen Turner.
Following romance novelist Joan Wilder (Turner), “Romancing the Stone” has everything from treasure maps to drug smugglers to kidnap ransoms and, of course, an open-shirted heartthrob named Jack T. Colton (Michael Douglas). Was it as good as “Indy”? Dear goodness, no. But it was popular enough to generate a sequel in “The Jewel of the Nile,” and if you and your mom end up loving “Romancing the Stone,” great news — “Jewel” is on both Prime and Netflix as well.