84 charing cross road

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.

2 comments on “84 charing cross road

  1. Hans

    Sounds interesting. I think you’d also like Flambards. Check it out. Unfortunately last I checked it wasn’t in Netflix.

  2. Jeremiah

    Someone once said ( I paraphase) Art is more appriciated when it is
    chanced upon. This ibeautiful flower’s aroma will last a lifetime.


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