There are some questions I just cannot answer. How much do you weigh? for example. I don't know. Really, I don't know. But mostly I find the questions I can't answer have to do with favorites.
What's your favorite book? What's your favorite movie? Favorite color? Favorite food?
And I say "I don't know!"
There are too many to choose from, and they aren't comparable.
Movies. There are way to many movies for me to pick a favorite. And I'll quote one of the good ones, "I could no sooner choose a favorite star in the Heavens." I'll give you a dollar if you can name that movie.
I can't tell you what my favorite movie is. But if you give me to similar movies and ask me which I like better, I can do that.
For instance. Magician movies: The Prestige or The Illusionist? The Illusionist. Definitely. Don't get me wrong, I love Scarlett Johansson, but the Illusionist is just a better movie. You could say it's my "favorite" of the two.
Thief movies: Ocean's 11 or The Italian Job? Ooh. Now this is a tough one. In the end I prefer The Italian Job, however, I love the Ocean's movies and I think they're incredibly clever and funny.
Super Hero movies: Superman, Spiderman, Batman or X-Men? (What's up with all these men anyway? The Incredibles had it right.) X-Men. Definitely X-Men. Two words: Hugh Jackman - hello! Then Superman, then Batman, then Wonderwoman and then Spiderman. Sorry Tobey Maguire, I'm just not a Spidey fan...nothing personal. (That's why Wonderwoman ranked higher and she wasn't even on the list).
As you can see, if you give me similar movies and ask me to pick my favorite, I can do that. And there are some movies you just can't put into a category. Like Pride and Prejudice, or Second Hand Lions. And those are some of my favorites simply because they're good movies.
But watch out! Because here comes a movie that is slowly working it's way to the number one spot of my favorite movie of all time!
It is completely in a league of its own, so I have nothing to compare it with. It's the totally adorable story of a girl...what am I doing? I'm telling you the movie that's what I'm doing! No. You've got to go watch it for yourself.
Trust me. It's a feel good movie that teaches you...I can't tell you that part either or I will RUIN the ending, and I am so not ok with that.
I can tell you it's a very good movie, very bohemian, very clean. It's got James McAvoy (ranks right up there with Hugh Jackman in my book) and Christina Ricci (who's way adorable). It's made by Summit Entertainment, who are the same people making Twilight. So. Rent it, borrow it, steal it, beg, lie, cheat - do whatever you have to do to see this movie...except the stealing, lying and cheating part. Don't do that.
I love this movie so much that I even bought the sound track on iTunes last night. I can't stop listening to it. I even brought it to work on my iPod. Hey, if I'm trapped here, I'm gonna make the best of it!
If you've already seen Penelope, see it again. Usually I don't like to recommend movies because I worry someone else won't like something that I've given raving review. But in this case, I don't care. It's worth seeing at least once, but go for twice if you can.
Take Nike's advice and Just Do It.