Lipstick Review #1 – HOME AGAIN

Lipstick Reviews

This is my first Lipstick Review! I am creating Lipstick Reviews mostly for fun. I LOVE to watch romance movies and it makes sense as a chick flick blogger to share my insights. Feel free to add your insights too!

I will normally post Lipstick Reviews on a separate page, but I want to share this first one in the blog section so you are familiar with the page and can subscribe for future reviews if you like.

The Lipstick Reviews are based on a scale of 1 to 5:

  1. No Lipstick Necessary… Stay home in your sweats and wait until it comes out on Netflix!
  2. Chap Stick – Your lips may get chapped from eating too much salted popcorn to keep from nodding off.
  3. Lip Gloss – Looks good at first glance, but not much substance.
  4. Lip Smacker – Good enough to make you lick your lips and want more!
  5. Lip Stick – This one will “stick” with you! Put on your favorite lipstick, get dolled up, and invite your besties for a girl’s night out!

The Lipstick Review scoring system may change based on YOUR feedback. What criteria do you wish was included in chick flick reviews? Let me know. I want the reviews to be helpful, insightful, and fun!

LIPSTICK REVIEW #1: HOME AGAIN

home again

First up for Lipstick Review is HOME AGAIN starring Reese Witherspoon:

My daughter called me spontaneously in the middle of the afternoon to go see this movie with her and my oldest granddaughter. That made my day, especially since I’ve had the movie on my must see list since watching the trailer a couple months ago. Plus, I LOVE spending time with my girls doing one of our favorite things… watching chick flicks!

This movie had some real life issues, like divorce and life as a single mom, along with some fantasy… three adorable guys helping with everything from cooking to the kids while pursuing their Hollywood dreams!

One of the things I found interesting about Home Again that I have noticed almost as a theme in movies where there is a relationship between an older woman and a younger man is the guilt that the woman feels because of the age difference. I wonder if men ever feel this way? I don’t recall ever seeing it be an issue in a movie. Have you?

I loved the ending. It’s a feel-good movie that is a wonderful antidote for all the doom and gloom that has been surrounding us lately. It is the perfect momentary escape into a world where we all get along, after we set things straight!

Lipstick Review Score = 4 

Do you agree? What did you like best about the movie? Haven’t seen it yet? Check it out!

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Love Is…

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Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Yesterday, I posted “Love is…” on my Facebook page. Surprisingly, the guys gave deep answers. The women didn’t bother answering at all. And, I made a joke of it because basically that is what love has been to me, a joke. Of course there is love that you have for your family, but I’m talking about the kind of love that makes you feel part of someone’s soul. Where is that love? I haven’t felt it for so long, I forget. My marriage long ago succumbed to platonic love which we have learned to live with. Love is something we rarely discuss, but I know it crosses our mind, at least it does mine.

The movie Adore has me thinking about love a lot lately. The movie crosses moral barriers, yet love in all its fascinating dimensions is at the core of the story and that is the allure to me. I’m always trying to see love in all its glory since it seems to have eclipsed my love life. Is love an illusion? I hear talk of it, but I also see the side where it is glorified and made to be bigger than it truly is or was.

Does love always have to have a downside? Is true love real? Does passionate love fade over time or get stronger? Does love last forever? Is lack of love self-inflicted? Is it possible to redirect the energy spent on loving someone into something that could be more fulfilling and serve the greater good of mankind? Did I do something wrong in a previous lifetime to keep true love at bay in this lifetime? Does God want my love all for Himself? Does He want me to love only as He loves? Trading passion for purity? These are the questions I ponder when I’m not keeping my mind occupied.

My first response to Love Is… Netflix predicting which movies I will like. A joke as I said, but it predicted that I would like Adore and I do. In fact, it got me thinking about love again and wondering where it fits in my life. Am I only an observant in this realm? Some of the best writers are never satisfied and keep looking for the illusive butterfly. Perhaps my love is meant to be shards that reflect God’s light. Time will tell.

After some reflection, I came up with this poem of what I truly believe love is…

Love Is…

The brightest fireworks
in the darkest sky.

A million tiny bubbles
in the hot tub of life.

Cotton candy
on a roller coaster ride.

The most fragrant rose
with the sharpest thorns.

Love is…

a loaded weapon,

silent screams,

open-hand
sacrifice.

Love is…
the most powerful drug
on the planet.

Love is…
life,
personified.