For this week's #7Things7Days, I'm sharing seven movies/documentaries that are perhaps not quite so well known or have fallen out of popularity, but are really amazing! Maybe you'll find a movie or two that you'll enjoy!
(Click the titles to read more about each movie.)
1. BEGIN AGAIN
A jilted young singer/songwriter encounters a washed-up record producer who is certain she is the
artist to revive his career. Starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, and Adam Levine with a KICK
2. THE LIFE OF DAVID GALE
A death penalty opponent finds himself on death row. This movie makes the case for both sides of
the capital punishment issue, with an ending that truly shocked/surprised me. Starring Kevin
Spacey, Laura Linney, and Kate Winslet.
3. GIRL 27
An exceptional documentary that examines the way young (underaged) female actresses were
treated by a major Hollywood studio in the 1930s, and the story of one young woman who would
not stay silent after a sexual assault.
4. THE SAVAGES
Though critically acclaimed, it seems this movie didn't make a huge public splash. It stars Philip
Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney as adult children who must care for their elderly, dementia-
5. AILEEN: LIFE AND DEATH OF A SERIAL KILLER
Most people have heard of the movie "Monster", which tells the story of female serial-killer
Aileen Wuornos and for which Charlize Theron won an Oscar. But this documentary digs far
deeper into the life and history of Wuornos. From very early in her life, she was forgotten by her
family, neighbors... all of society. This documentary humanizes her at the same time it condemns
her actions. Tremendously well done.
6. A PRAYER FOR THE DYING
Mickey Rourke portrays an member of the IRA who has lost faith in the cause for which he is
fighting and struggles to break free from an organization that refuses to let him go.
7. THE OTHER SISTER
Juliet Lewis is usually not my favorite, but I loved her in this movie about two mentally challenged
young adults who find love and purpose together, despite the skepticism of those around them.
Also starring Giovanni Ribisi.
Have a great week, everybody! And happy reading & writing!