The book I wish you'd write – A Grace Full Life
So Rita brought up excellent point about the movie list I shared in the last podcast post, namely that it was heavily dominated by men. So, while on one of our morning walks this week, I came up with my own, with a little help from my husband Mike.
By the way, these aren’t life-changing movies; rather they will change your perspective on life.
We watched the movie Captain Fantastic last weekend, and there is a particular scene where two families are sitting at a dinner table, and it was in that scene that I saw how watching this movie could change one’s perspective. Old Kari would have only seen one family’s point of view, but new Kari saw both. It was eye opening. If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll know exactly what scene I’m talking about.
So here is the beginning of my list of female-based perspective-changing movies. I say “beginning” because I believe we can always add to or remove from the list. I enjoy a good debate, and since this is the final podcast I’ll be recording in 2021, let’s have a good back and forth.
By the way, this is the first time I’ve written out my podcast as a blog post and then read it aloud like a script. I’m thinking of doing that in the future so that readers who don’t like listening to podcasts may still read everything I’m saying. I just read an article today that claimed one method to fight the winter blues is to go for long walks while listening to podcasts. I mean, if they tell you that’s what you should do, who am I to argue? 🙂
Here is my list of movies that will change your perspective on life from a female point of view.
*I’ve included links to their respective movie trailers.
*Additions after comments:
Steel Magnolias (thank you, Ally Bean)
Fried Green Tomatoes (again, thank you, Ally Bean)
On the Basis of Sex (thank you, LA)
Gone with the Wind (thank you, LA)
Pride and Prejudice (again, thank you, LA)
Blue Crush (thank you, Elizabeth)
Orlando (thank you, Matt)
Bound (thank you, Matt)
Heavenly Creatures (thank you again, Matt)
Emma (thank you, Nicole)
Sense and Sensibility (thank you, again Nicole)
Searching for Debra Winger (thank you, Rita)
Lady Bird (thank you, Rita)
I, Tonya (thank you, Rita)
Booksmart (thank you, Rita)
Mona Lisa Smile (thank you, Rita)
Runaway Bride (thank you, Rita)
The Hours (thank you, Rita)
Desperately Seeking Susan (thank you, Rita)
Alien (thank you, Maddie)
Free Britney (thank you, Maddie)
This is Paris (I just added this)
Geena Davis is one of my favorite actors. She appears in two of the movies listed above, but she is also a fierce advocate for the inclusion of women in film. If you haven’t seen the documentary, This Changes Everything, I highly recommend it. In fact, watch the documentary before seeing any of the films.
I also providing some TikTok audio (*you have to listen to the podcast to hear it) because it’s the final podcast of 2021 and I had a number of them saved in my phone over the past six months. I’m just using this as a kind of spiritual audio dump. It’s just a bunch of inspiring words that I believe we all need as we approach 2022.
I will include the names of the accounts in the post so you may follow them if you have a TikTok account.
Thank you for listening to me each week; I appreciate all of you.