Friday, February 06, 2009

I saw Prima, CI and Stickles in a movie ...


... my Mom and I headed to the theater for the afternoon and saw "He's Just Not That Into You" and "New in Town." I enjoyed both movies, both were a great escape from reality, but "New In Town" really hit a chord with me: A handful of the characters scrapbook. In various scenes, they can be found cropping around the kitchen table (the amount of crop space left much to be desired, but I am sure the comraderie made up for it!) and, once I discovered this fun subplot, I tried to keep a tally of the manufacturers I saw on screen. Creative Imaginations, Prima, Die Cuts With a View (I think the Posies stack) and Ranger's Stickles were a few I was able to pick out. While none of these manfacturers are seen in the online scrapbook on the movie web site (click the link above to see) it was still a lot of fun to see scrapbooking on the mainstream big screen. My Mom, a quilter, even enjoyed a bit of emphasis placed on her hobby, including a very practical gift for Renee Zellweger's character, the newcomer to the Great White North. The movie also reminds us that handmade, crafty gifts can even be appreciated by jaded city slickers... LOL... Except for maybe the movie critics... nearly every single one I saw online panned this movie, but, then again, I doubt any of them are scrapbookers or have been a city/suburban girl transplanted in a cold, rural area (which I was a few years ago). So, as long as you're not expecting an epic film with academy award-winning performances, just a fun romp on a rainy afternoon, with a little scrapping thrown in for good measure, I think you might enjoy this film. If you do go to see it, see how many scrappy products YOU recognize!

P.S - I was watching "Psych" on USA tonight and the main character said he'd rather be scrapbooking... more mainstream exposure for our hobby!

2 comments:

Carolyn said...

Wow, we've made it to the big screen and TV - thanks for the movie reviews, and the tip on Psych - it's a funny show and now we like it even more.

Shannon Hatfield said...

I've been wanting to see this movie (New in Town) but you have to pick and choose when you have kids as you know... I grew up in California most of my life but all of my relatives are from Minnesota and so this film appealed to me. Until I read your blog I had no idea it had scrapbooking too! I will have to try and catch this one before it's gone!