Ahhh… Blanket, check. Remote control, check. Snacks, check.
The television and the computer look so appealing, now that the winter holiday is finally here and Christmas is approaching. Indeed, we are no longer in a rush and we can afford to linger a while longer in bed, enjoying a pleasant movie.
It’s been tough for me, choosing a movie to present (especially that this is the first time I am writing such an article), but after a while, I came to the conclusion that it would be pointless to bring up the good old classics: ‘Home Alone’, ‘Saving Christmas’, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’, since everyone is already familiar with them. Therefore, I found the perfect movie for a cold winter night, meant to bring warmth into our hearts through its fantastic love story.
Based on the 1983 novel by Mark Helprin, it tells the story of Peter Lake (Collin Farrell), a thief whose tremendous love for Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay) allows him to cross the boundaries of time and space.
After deciding to leave the gang he was part of, the protagonist becomes Pearly’s enemy (Russell Crowe), the leader. Blinded by his blood lust, he attempts to kill the thief, but fails, as a mysterious white horse, Peter’s guardian angel, comes to the rescue. After escaping the murderous grasp of the furious villain, the man decides to steal from one last mansion before leaving town, encouraged by his new protector. That is when he meets Beverly Penn, a stunning young woman, dying of consumption, standing out through her courage and interesting behavior: without even flinching at the sight of the thief, she offers him a cup of tea. As anyone could expect, they immediately fall in love… creating a bond so powerful, that it will rule their lives for all eternity.
This is a beautiful movie. I couldn’t stress the word ‘beautiful’ more. It shows how affection brings salvation, how two souls can be indeed meant to connect. A story about destiny, eternal life through love and the personal quest of each one of us.
A touching story that shall caress your heart as diving into it; Food for thought, delight for soul.
Alexandra- Diana Bolovan