Why I loved Argo and why you will too.

If you see one movie this year, let it be Argo. 
It is without a doubt the best movie I’ve seen in years.
Let me tell you a little on the back story.

You know that guy I talk about a lot?
This one:

I might of mentioned before that he’s Persian.
That’s Iranian-American.
He’s born and bred in this here U-S-of-A.
New York, to be specific.
But his parents, they’re from Iran.

I love listening to stories about why they came to this country.
I love learning about their culture and 
why they chose to fully immerse themselves and become, 
as his dad would say, “the apple pie”.
His parents both left Iran right before the revolution in 1979.
Things were changing, they’ve told me.
And they wanted out.
Both came to the US and went to college. 
They met in New York and later married and had two 
All-American boys.
And I’m so glad they did.

For these reasons, I may have been way more fascinated to learn about Iran and the hostage crisis than a normal person would be.
Each image of Tehran during Argo brought to the forefront of my mind that the grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins of the handsome guy sitting next to me in the theater, they were all there. Living it.

Argo is a thriller like none I’ve ever seen. Because it was based in reality, 
the story had to be believable. 
You hope for these people. You relate to them. You feel sorry for them.
Ben Affleck did a wonderful job as an actor and a director.
The movie moves along at a rapid pace, history perfectly intertwined with action, 
and a ton of heart. 

And in a total blonde moment,
Am I the only one who didn’t realize it snowed in Iran?
The scenery of Tehran was just beautiful and I was blown away my the imagery of the mountaintops surrounding the city.

Beautiful, right?
In other news, I also saw Pitch Perfect.
Yes, I’m a movie addict.
It was cute, cheerful, and a smidge cheesy but
all-together thoroughly entertaining.

Up next for my viewing pleasure,
Taken 2. Anyone seen it?
Worthy of the theater?

On to another week! 
Happy Monday, folks.

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