I saw the most amazing movie last night, called 84 Charing Cross Road. I’ve had it sitting at my home for two months now from Netflix, and I just barely got around to watching it. Really good stuff. It’s about a lady who lives in New York that is looking for some rare, secondhand books, and she can’t find them anywhere locally. So, she sends a letter to a small bookstore in London, England, who is able to find them for her quite easily. As a result, she sends more letters asking for more books, and she and the proprietor of the store start to develop a friendly relationship lasting years.
It sounds incredibly boring, I’m sure, but this kind of story is right up my alley. I love slow-moving character dramas. Plus, I could relate well with the elation of finding something out of print, and making friends with someone who shares the same interests. Great stuff.
I would have given it 5 stars on Netflix, but it kind of loses steam towards the end (with as much steam as it hard to start with), or maybe it was because I kept having to get up for the second half because of my cough. Still, a great find, and I’ll be buying it first chance I get.