Monday, February 4, 2008

Movie review.

I couldn't decided which movie to watch so Chris picked. Blue Smoke was the winner. I loved this book when I read it. Twice. I have to say that as usual there was so much in the book that was missing from the movie. Par for the course though with any movie based on a book. So there we were in bed watching Blue Smoke on Chris' laptop. It wouldn't work in the Aussie DVD player but worked a treat in the laptop. For those that haven't seen it and might or those that haven't read it but might, I'll try not to reck it for you. As well as missing pieces, none of which detracted from the movie at all, there were a couple of minor story changes. Very minor. And as Chris pointed out it was a bit predictable, mind you, he said this in the last 15 mins of the movie. I knew the story so yes it was predictable to me, but over all it was well made and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Remembering that this was made for TV, it was very well done. Sure it lacked some of the special effects magic of big budget Hollywood movies but it was still worth watching. Even if you're not a fan of Nora Roberts you'd enjoy this film. But if like me you're a big fan then get yourself a copy.
The information on how to buy them is on the Nora Roberts website.
You'll have to come back and see which one I watch next. I'm thinking Angels Fall. Not tonight though, it's late and the kids have got to be up early for school. They've got the rest of the week off for Chinese New Year so we won't need to be in bed too early.



  1. Did you know that Nora has a cameo in all four of the movies? They're quick, so you have to be on the look out. Okay, you probably hate me now. Who has time to comb through movie footage, right? Of course, that is an excuse to put the characters who are driving you crazy on hold for a little bit longer!

  2. Happy Late Birthday, Rachel....

    This looks like a lot of fun. I've seen most of the movies, except this one. I can't wait, though.

    I'll have to see if I can find it myself. Loved the book...

    Devon is right. It's kind of funny when you see Nora. I caught myself jumping up and down a few times. My husband looked at me like I was nuts.

    Enjoy the others.


  3. Thanks Tami,
    I don't have to worry about the looks from Hubby, he knows I'm nuts!

  4. Just checking in as I'm still away in England and haven't been blog surfing much. A belated Happy B'day!

  5. Hey Rach, you won't believe it but I've just finished reading a Nora Roberts book, High Noon (I remembered this was one of yr fav authors when purchasing the book) I absolutely love it!!! :) Off to the book store to buy another one tomorrow. See ya soon, mate, Lynn X