By Amy Chesler
Marriage can be difficult, so it’s important to learn to pick and choose your battles. However, no matter how hard we try, there’s just no way my husband and I can agree on our feelings about these six films.
Synopsis: With his writing career dragging and his girlfriend casting him off, Eddie Morra finds his life turning around after he takes a drug that provides astonishing mental focus -- but its deadly side effects threaten his future.
If my husband could have this playing on repeat while he sleeps, he would - limitlessly, even 😝. I, on the other hand, think Bradley Cooper is a little bit of an acquired taste (sorry).
Synopsis: Based on the Depression-era comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," this adaptation of the smash Broadway musical follows America's favorite urchin as she captures Daddy Warbucks's heart with her optimism – and dodges the treacherous orphanage matron.
I am not a terribly big fan of musicals, and this one in particular? Meh. It’s cute, but nowhere close to my favorites list. Hubby, however, was thrilled to share it with the kiddos.
Synopsis: Attorney Marianne Graves is shocked to learn that former fiancé Rick Jarmin, assumed dead for 15 years, has actually been in the Witness Protection Program since ratting out drug runners. And now, the recently freed thugs are catching up to him. When Marianne blows Rick's cover, the bickering duo is forced to flee together, staying just one jump ahead of their deadly stalkers in this comedic action-adventure film.
If there’s one movie I can pick up from any point or watch at any time, it’s this one. Hubs can take it or leave it.
Synopsis: In 2045, the world is on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday. When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world.
I have to begin by saying this: we both loved the book. I just can’t love the movie knowing how much Ernest Cline gave us in the book version that is missing in the film version. My husband falls for it more and more every time he watches it. 😖
Synopsis: Two young lovers are torn apart by war and class differences in the 1940s in this adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel. Their story is told by a man who, years later, reads from a notebook while he visits a woman in a nursing home.
I love this one, hubby won’t even watch it. Yes, I understand it’s notoriously sappy, but it’s not the emotion that turns him away. Must I remind you my husband loves Annie? His words (mild spoiler alert): “I know what happens to her. It’s too sad.” 😂
Synopsis: Down in New Orleans during the fabulous Jazz Age, a beautiful girl named Tiana has a fateful encounter with a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, leading both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.
Tiana may very well be my favorite princess (although Ariel will always hold a special place in my heart). This movie is filled with all of the magic and wonderful music you’d expect from a typical Disney-animated film. Personified animals, a little darkness, and New Orleans. What else could you want? Well, apparently Hubs didn’t like the Prince, fell asleep, and won’t give it a second chance. What can you do? #marriage
Amy Chesler is an author, content creator, blogger, and family woman from Los Angeles, California. Her most recent publications include four different contributions in six different Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies, as well as her first solo children’s book, A Man and His Books. Follow her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ABCauthor1), Twitter (@abcauthor), or Instagram (@abc_author) for updates, giveaways, and much more!