Off The Beaten Path of Netflix

In response to Day 16, “Search Your Stats For A Post Idea”

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I’m not an avid television watcher so when I signed up for Netflix a while back, it was only because I wanted to be one of the “cool” kids. I mean, everyone and their mother seems to have Netflix so why not me?

Since I’ve been a Netflix subscriber, one thing is for sure – I don’t gravitate towards the “trending” or “most popular” programming.

I prefer the off-beat Netflix stuff.

I always find myself choosing movies that probably never made it to or were purposely not made for the big screen.

Then again, what do I know?

This is what my “chick romantic comedy” Saturday evening looked like while I surfed the net and multi-tasked.

I thought that these three movies were little gems. Maybe you would like them too?

One Small Hitch (2013)

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From the moment the movie started, it was obvious as to how it would end. But that was fine because it was sweet.

Blurb from IMDB: “On a flight home to Chicago for a family wedding, childhood friends Josh and Molly innocently agree to fake a wedding engagement to make Josh’s dying father happy. Things quickly get out of hand with their two boisterous families, and a series of events causes them to pretend to be a couple and start planning a phony wedding.”

Dorfman In Love (2011)

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I particularly liked how the main character was being herself when she unknowingly met her love interest. No pretending to be what she was not, showing her true self, learning to open up and think about what was best for her.

Blurb from IMDB: “Unknowingly trapped in her role as caretaker of her unappreciative family, a young single woman desperately needs to get her own life. When she volunteers to cat sit at her unrequited love’s downtown L.A loft, her world, as she knows it, changes forever.”

My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend (2010)


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I particularly liked this movie since it was based on a writer on the verge of giving up on his dream of becoming a published author until he meets the girl of his dreams. I never saw the “twist” coming near the end of the movie and I found it to be “creative”, to say the least.

Blurb from IMDB: “When Ethan arrives at the airport just in time to declare his undying love for his girlfriend, love appears to have conquered all. The scene, however, is really the ending of Ethan’s novel, which his agent calls “unrealistic.” Ethan soon meets a waitress, Jesse and falls in love with her despite her growing devotion to Troy, a charming businessman. But the line between reality and fiction becomes increasingly blurred.”

M xoxo

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9 thoughts on “Off The Beaten Path of Netflix

  1. All my life, I somehow thought that movies were real. While many are based on true stories, a majority of them are written by screen-/scriptwriters. I have started realizing this now. And so, my fascination with films and/or TV serials is dying a slow death. When I tense up over an incident in a show (movie/TV program), I tell myself that it’s not real and the people are just acting, blah, blah, blah. I tell myself, let’s see how it has been scripted. So what is real? Death of illusion.

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