Movie of the Week

Movie of the Week – ‘Woman in Gold’

If you’re interested in movies that pull at your conscious and make you look closer at the difficult journey that a court case can be, then the ‘Woman in Gold‘ is for you.

This film is about an older woman who grew up in Austria during World War II and because of her jewish heritage and beliefs, was persecuted. Her family was wealthy and in possession of a priceless painting that was stolen. The main plot line is her hiring a young lawyer to help her get the painting back from the Austrian government. Helen Mirren plays Maria Altmann, the charming elderly woman with a backbone and a history. She is quick witted and knows how to take care of herself and the chemistry between her and Ryan Reynolds, who plays the young lawyer Randy Schoeburg, is what really pulls the audience in to the heart of the story.

Both have jewish ties and both have had to deal with distress from the Nazis in their past. There are flashbacks showing little looks into Maria’s life when she was still young and in Austria that pull at the heartstrings and make you fall in love with this woman who is on a mission to reclaim what has been lost.

This movie isn’t just about politics or an old woman being stubborn – it’s about loss and patience and the continuation of strength through years of suffering. It’s about courage and the knowledge that things don’t define you, but they can represent happy times and happy memories. ‘Woman in gold‘ gave me chills and had me googling more details about the true story it’s based upon. It’s a must see, but that’s just what nugget says.



Movie of the Week – ‘The Intern’

Everyone watches movies. Whether at home or out at the theater, it’s a classic American pass-time. Because of that, it’s easy to say that most people have seen some pretty tragic movies. My goal is to help with that. I’m an avid movie buff, I love to curl up and watch a new movie (hopefully a good one). So, I thought it would be fun to do a movie of the week and spread some knowledge about movies that are interesting and fun to watch! Be proud; if you’re reading this, you’re about to be here for the start of a tradition.

This week, I watched ‘The Intern.’ It starred Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro, who honestly worked so well together. The plot was that Anne’s character started an internet sensational business and became the head of an insanely successful company within the last two years but she is overwhelmed and frantic. Her company starts a PR program that recruits senior citizens to be interns. There enters De Niro, who plays an experienced gentleman who is retired but is still rocking’ it. They start to work together and everything that follows will make you laugh and cry.

It touched home on many topics and could relate to multiple interests. Maybe it could be classified as a “rom-com,” but really it was just a good movie about the reality of life and stress. I left the theater in love with an old man, inspired to follow my passions, and with the need to tell everyone I know that they should go watch this movie. Ergo, the birth of this new, weekly column. ‘The Intern’ rocked, but you should check it out for yourself because until you do, that’s just what nugget says.


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