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I watch Netflix. A lot of Netflix. Love me some Netflix.
They have a huge selection of movies and genres for both instant streaming and mail delivery. Sometimes it’s hard to choose. So, I’ve decided to create a new series, in order take time and share when a movie really grabs me, Cheryl Picks, Netflix For Moms.
Now, I have very varied tastes, so be ready for picks from many different genres. I love romantic comedies, historical dramas and thrillers, and I will watch nothing but French films for months on end. However, I don’t like fluff. Expect my picks to have a heart, a point, or a moral.
My picks will not always be family friendly, sometimes there will be language, and…uh…romantic…scenes. So be warned. But again, they are sure to leave an impact.
Cheryl Picks, Netflix For Moms
For my first pick, I chose Still Mine. I had noticed this movie in the streaming choices several times but something about the description just didn’t grab me. I continually passed it by.
His home in disrepair, elderly farmer Craig Morrison must build a better shelter for his wife, whose health is deteriorating rapidly. He faces the wrath of an overzealous government inspector but refuses to back down.
And yet, something about the title and the image kept grabbing me, leading me to believe that it was more than another “someone takes on big government” movie. I decided to give it the 10 minute test, where if it didn’t grab me in the first 10 minutes I’d watch something else. I’m so glad I did!
Yes, Still Mine does cover people taking on big government, but it also touches on the topics of true love, weathered love, complicated family dynamics, the art and fear of growing old gracefully, the worth of the elderly and Alzheimers.
I was delighted by the bold but understated performances of James Cromwell and Genvevieve Bujold. They each brought a quiet, wise, strength to their characters. When it was over, I felt my belief in marriage had been renewed. That there’s something precious about working to stay together and keeping hope alive.