MONDAY MOVIE MEME
The Princess Bride (1987) The grandfather (Peter Falk) of a sick boy (Fred Savage) reads him a classic fairytale complete with a beautiful princess kidnapped by outlaws, a dreaded pirate, an evil prince, a six-fingered man, swordplay, dueling plenty of adventure, fantasy, romance and laughs!
The Neverending Story (1980) A young boy, Bastian (Barrett Oliver) is tormented by bullies on a daily basis. One day he ducks into an old bookshop. He asks the proprieter about an ancient storybook & is told it isn't "safe". Nevertheless, Bastian "borrows" the story book and, hidden away in his attic, he retreats into the mythical land of Fantasia which is being threatened by a mystical force and needs a hero to save it from destruction.
Stranger Than Fiction (2006) Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) is your typical, monotonous IRS agent. And then one day, Harold hears a voice inside his head narrating the "story" of his life, telling everything he does as he does it! The voice is familiar to him and, eventually he realizes it's the voice of a well-known author, Karen Eiffel (Emma Thompson) whom he recently saw on TV. When Harold doesn't like part of his life story, he goes in search of Karen Eiffel and discovers she is suffering from writer's block.
Paperback Romance (1997) In this Australian film, Sophie (Gia Carides) an author of racy romance novels, is working on her most recent book in the library, reading bits of it aloud. She discovers Eddie (Anthony LaPaglia) eavesdropping. Sophie believes he's the man of her dreams but her one paralyzed leg, from polio as a child, stops her from pursuing Eddie. Then Sophie breaks her leg & decides to use this to her advantage. But in this charming, quirky comedy she's not the only one hiding something!
The Answer Man (2009) Arlen Faber (Jeff Daniles) is the odd, reclusive author of a best-selling, spiritual self-help book, "Me and God". Everyone wants to meet Arlen. Arlen doesn't want to meet anyone. Arlen becomes smitten with a single mother, Elizabeth, (Lauren Graham) of a young boy who unwittingly forces Arlen to confront his past and come to realizations. At the same time Arlen also begins to give advice to a troubled bookstore owner who tracks him down.