I confess, I have a list of movies that when they are on, I have to watch them. It matters not that I have seen them countless times before and that I could probably recite all of the actor’s lines and tell you the plot without error. For me, there’s a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ about the movie, Under the Tuscan Sun. Perhaps it is that I could see my younger self buying my own Bramasole and living in a quiet village in Tuscany. Perhaps it is because I identify with the American living abroad. Perhaps it is the lessons that Frances learns along the way which tug at my heart. For all of these reasons and more, when I awoke this morning and turned on the television and saw one of my all time favorite movies playing, I relinquished my to do list and allowed the enjoyment and love of life to enter my day. With Tiffy Cat on my lap, a warm cup of coffee in my hand and Rabbit Rabbit on my lips, my peaceful morning began.
I won’t regale you with the plot details. Instead, I will leave you with a few of my favorite quotes:
“Life offers you a thousand chances… all you have to do is take one.”
“Any arbitrary turning along the way and I would be elsewhere; I would be different.”
“Terrible idea…don’t you just love those?”
“They say they built the train tracks over the Alps before there was a train that could make the trip. They built it anyway. They knew one day the train would come.”
Do you have a favorite movie?
P.S. Don’t forget to say, Rabbit Rabbit!
Below you can see the trailer from the movie to see if you want to watch it as well.