Movies That Everyone (But You) Loves

Happy New Year!!!

I hope you all had a wonderful time ringing in 2013 and bidding farewell to 2012. Ryan and I had a no fuss celebration as planned and celebrated together over margaritas.

margaritas el torreo

Earlier in the day, before the margarita drinkin’, I saw Les Mis!

les mis

I really, really wanted to love this movie. Really. But I just didn’t.

I feel like I’m in the vast minority, but I simply wasn’t enamored with Les Mis. I adore musicals but have never seen Les Mis on stage before, so maybe that had something to do with it? Perhaps knowing and loving all of the songs beforehand would’ve made me feel more connected to the film?

I thought it was a decent movie with some beautiful songs, but I felt restless as I watched and thought it was rather long. (I must say that I thought Anne Hathaway’s “I Dreamed a Dream” was absolutely gorgeous and have already downloaded that song, so there were some moments in the movie that I definitely enjoyed.)


After a later-than-usual start to the day, Ryan and I meandered over to the gym for our first workout of the new year this morning.

I warmed up with 20 minutes on the elliptical before I completed my Winter Circuit Workout.

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Super sweaty!


Breakfast this morning featured your average run-of-the-mill staples: Cereal, fruit and yogurt.

cereal yogurt banana

Nothing too special, but it tasted good and satisfied my hunger. That’s all I ask!

Question of the Morning

  • Is there a movie out there that everyone seems to love that you don’t think it all that great?

For me that movie is The Goonies. I never saw it as a child and after seeing it for the first time as an adult, it left me feeling underwhelmed (as they say on Cupcake Wars).


  1. says

    I didn’t go see Le Mis for the same reason… everybody has said it was amazing, but I just didn’t think I was going to like it. Even though I LOVE musicals, and this seems like it would be right up my alley, I don’t know all of the songs to it and I’m not extremely familiar with it, so I felt like that would take away from the movie experience. I’ll probably try to see it when it comes out on Netflix, though. I just wouldn’t waste money going to see it in the theaters, I don’t think.


  2. says

    I havn’t seen Les Mis just yet – but I have a feeling it’s not going to be a winner! Of all the movies, I absolutely hate ‘The Notebook.’ Everyone goes crackers over it; but I cannot STAND Rachael McAdams character! Another movie I can’t stand (but everyone else seems to go nuts for) is Cheaper by the Dozen – but I guess that’s just because I find A.) anybody that would actually want 12 kids and B.) Steve Martin a little bit creepy. JM


  3. says

    phew, glad to hear i wasnt the only one that just was not at all a fan of it. anne’s role was legit but i seriously struggled to watch the rest. but have you seen Pitch Perfect!? ohhhh boy–the acronym “LOL” doesnt even do it justice.


  4. Caitlin says

    I HATED the Avengers. I swear it was in a different language, because it made absolutely no sense to me. Longest 2 hours of my life!


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