I’m sorry but as soon as August hits my brain switches to Autumn mode. It’s like its only allowed to be summer up until the end of July.
Everyone knows how much I love Autumn and Halloween season so I try to make it last as long as possible. The cosy blankets, lit candles, movies that make you feel all warm inside and of course the copious amounts of pumpkin spice EVERYTHING!
I thought I would share a few of my favourite Autumn movies, the ones that make you sigh after watching. The ones that might have you reaching for the tissues but will most definitely have you snuggled up on the sofa with a loved one feeling nothing but cosy!
A modern day fairytale drama that tells the story of a young musical prodigy seeking his birth parents. Lyla Novacek (Keri Russell) is a brilliant young cellist who has just finish performing a concert in New York City. She meets Louis Connelly (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), a charismatic Irish guitar player, at a party. It’s a case of mutual love at first sight as they bond over their shared love of music. It’s the most wonderful night in Lyla’s life but she must rush back to the hotel where her father, Thomas (William Sadler), is waiting for her. Lyla has promised to meet Louis in Washington Square, but her father forces her to go to her next concert. The young lovers are cruelly separated and Lyla is now left with child. Tragically, Lyla is in a car accident and the unborn child is lost. Eleven years have passed when Lyla’s father makes the death bed confession that he secretly gave her baby boy up for adoption. August Rush (Freddie Highmore) is the child who uses his magical, musical powers to try and track down the parents who unwittingly abandoned him…
Romantic fantasy starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. Kate Forster (Bullock) is a doctor who lives in a beautiful home by a lake. Forced to move elsewhere, she requests that any correspondence that arrives at the lake house be passed on to her new address. To her surprise, she soon receives a romantic note from Alex Burnham (Reeves), an architect who lives in the cottage she once called home. However, a look at the postmark on the letter reveals that he lived at the home two years before she did, and that somehow they’ve come in contact with one another through a space in time.
Seven friends, recent college graduates, are searching for a place in the real world, as they face issues of career and commitment. Leslie and Alec (Ally Sheedy and Judd Nelson) try to save a crumbling romance. Wendy (Mare Winningham), a shy virgin, hides a love for Billy (Rob Lowe), a reluctant father/husband still searching for goals. Kevin (Andrew McCarthy) is a cynical writer who scorns love until he realizes he’s in love with his best friend’s girl. Kirbo (Emilio Estevez), a law student, obsessively pursues an older woman. The beautiful, neurotic Jules (Demi Moore) paints a poignant picture of life in the fast lane. Against the backdrop of St. Elmo’s, their local hang-out, they save, betray and love one another as only the closest of friends can.
Matriarch Mama Joe has held her family together for 40 years around a Sunday dinner of soul food. When diabetes hospitalizes her, the dinners stop and tensions among her three daughters start to break the family apart. Two of the sisters feud continuously: Teri is jealous of Maxine’s marriage and irritated that everyone assumes her corporate salary is open to the rest of the family’s uses. Maxine resents Teri’s bossiness and insensitivity to family tradition. Bird, the youngest, newly married to an ex-con, accepts a favour from an old lover that leads to her husband’s arrest. Mama Joe’s grandson Ahmad cooks up a scheme to bring the family together, back to the table.
Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) knows little about family. Less about football. What the homeless teen knows are the streets and projects of Memphis. Well-to-do Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) knows little about his world. Yet when she and Michael meet, he’s found a home. And the Tuohys have found something just as life-changing: a beloved new son and brother. This real-life story of family and of Michael’s growth into a blue-chip football star will have you cheering with its mix of gridiron action and heart warming emotion. Share the remarkable journey of the college All-American and first-round NFL draft pick who was a winner before he ever stepped onto the playing field.
What is your favourite movie to snuggle on the sofa and watch?
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