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Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Most people would rather pull their toenails off than watch a musical. Tell them it also has not one spoken (as in unsung) word and sawing off their foot sounds like more fun.

I'm still trying to convince a friend of mine to watch a movie I proudly list in my top five, and I can't get her past the first few minutes (men prancing and singing in a garage apparently do nothing for her).

My game plan is to keep her watching long enough to be seduced by the color palettes, costumes, outstanding score (and young Catherine Deneuve, dammit!) but so far I've been unsuccessful.

I'm so certain she'd love it, that I've considered kidnapping her, binding her to a chair and taping her eyes open. Too far?


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by sweet fine day

Love love LOVE this movie!!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by sarasophia

Duct tape works nicely (and strangely enough sometimes that is what it takes….) and I have never seen this!!

Hubby and I will definitely watch soon.


<3 sarasophia

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Maggie – You’ll love it!

My 4yo son begs for it.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Maggie May

my daughter Lola and i love musicals more than most movies. we will watch!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by the espinozas

my four year old on my lap said, “play it again!”

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

It’s about 87 minutes. Not long at all. Go for it!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Jen

It looks beautiful, but how long is it? I don’t think I could sit through much more of it.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Alexis

I looove that movie! You should definitely bind her to a chair—she’ll thank you!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Amy

I watched this about 2 months ago and the first 5 minutes are pretty rough, I must admit. But the colors are to die for, and once you get out of the garage, the story definitely picks up!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk

A new one to me. Thanks for the recommendation. Sounds delightful!

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