cold & flu remedies

I've been under the weather - it's been awhile since I've caught something so I consider myself lucky and I'm not complaining.  Besides, that means extra movie time to me.  In addition to all the tinctures, decongestants, chicken soup and rest, I recommend some feel-good movie time. 

Anything with Cary Grant is a good idea.  This time I started with Frank Capra's  dark comedy Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) which is apparently Grant's least favorite of his own film performances for it being so over the top but I think it suits the script and does the trick. His Girl Friday is also a good one home remedy movie.  Relax and watch all the silliness and quippy dialogue unfold. 

Grant with Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday, 1940
For more current fare (2009), I found a zippy little art heist film, The Maiden Heist, starring Christopher Walken, Morgan Freeman, William H. Macy and Marcia Gay Harden.  The story is good but it's really the character details in the actors' performances that makes it enjoyable.   I also really like all of the cast members, so I'm willing to watch them play together with a slightly goofy script with a few twists. I'm embedding the trailer to watch even though I think it shows too many jokes and storyline. 

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