I am so excited by this announcement by Colleen Hoover that It Ends With Us is now cast with my favourite actress, Blake Lively, playing Lily. While I'm waiting for the movie I am doing a retrospective of my favourite Lively movies.
This is one of my all time favourite horror/thriller movies. First up, I need to confess I am obsessed with shark horror movies. I have watched them all, from the wacky to the terrifying, but that's another post.
In this movie Lively is a woman lost after the death of her mother. Seeking connection she finds the beach that her mother was at when she found out she was pregnant with her.
As she goes to surf, terror lurks below and she engages in a life and death battle with a bloodythirsty shark.
This movie has all my favourite tropes: a strong female, constant terror and tension, beautiful character arc, and gorgeous scenery.
On Binge and Stan in Australia
A Simple Favour
Kendrick plays Stephanie, a stay at home mother who has an online YouTube cooking channel as a creative outlet. Lively, Emily, a working mother in a high powered job who is the ultimate Girl Boss. The two become friends because they are on the outside of the other school mum cliques.
When Emily goes missing Stephanie gets drawn into who is the mysterious Emily. This is like a cozy mystery on steroids with a gorgeous cast, hysterical dialogue, that plays out female rivalry and friendship in a stylish way. There is a second movie in the making and I can't wait.
On Binge, Netflix and Stan in Australia.
The Age of Adaline
A romantic fantasy film where Adaline plays a woman who doesn't age. It follows her life and love life as the finds a way to live with this amazing gift, or is it a curse?
This is such an amazing premise and so well executed. It has so much heart and soul. Love it so much.
I'm sad to say it's not on any streaming services in Oz at the moment. Have put a reminder on Netflix so I get a notification when it's on.
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Amra Pajalić is an award-winning author, an editor and teacher who draws on her Bosnian cultural heritage to write own voices stories for young people, who like her, are searching to mediate their identity and take pride in their diverse culture. She writes memoir, young adult and romance under the pen name Mae Archer.
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