Just in case you're in the mood to watch a DVD this weekend, I have two possibilities for your consideration.
The first is not for the sensitive or faint of heart. It is called "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo." It's the sort of movie I usually wouldn't like because it is pretty gory and nasty in spots. But it's also an extremely good thriller. I could see what the solution to the mystery was going to be, but I don't have any way of knowing if it's obvious to everyone.
I have a gift (usually) when it comes to solving a puzzle. Give me a mystery to read, and I know who the killer is by page 12. That's one of the reasons I don't bother to read mysteries. Seldom are they mysteries to me.
But if you like a good thriller, I recommend "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," -- conditionally. It's quite dark. You must promise me that if you are frightened or grossed out that you will not call me at 3 a.m. because you can't sleep. It's not that I won't be awake. I probably will be. I simply don't care to chat at that hour of the morning unless it's with one particular person or with my dogs.
The second movie is charming and tender. It's called "Beginners." Christopher Plummer, who won the Best Supporting actor Academy Award for his role as Hal, is a man who has finally come out of the closet following his wife's death. He enjoys his gay lifestyle, feeling open and free for the first time in his life, and then cancer gets him.
Through it all, his son Oliver (Ewan McGregor) is at his side, as is his dog, Arthur, a Jack Russell terrier played by Cosmo. The dog is adorable, and not sickeningly adorable. Just adorable enough. This movie is so well made, with its flashes to different times, or the dog looking up at Oliver and under the dog is a subtitle so we know what the dog is thinking.
If you want a movie that's not scary, but is sweet and thought provoking, I would choose "Beginners."
Happy Watching and Infinities of love,