The cast in perfect, it's well written, the settings are beautiful, it's sweet and funny and touching and life-affirming. And it ends just the way you want it to, which is extremely satisfying.
It's everything you want a movie to be, if you're a sappy romantic like me.
|Never seen it? Get thee to a movie store! You'll love it!|
But here's the kicker: one of my very favorite parts of the movie is the California home of Cameron Diaz's character, Amanda Woods. It. Is. Breathtaking.
I would literally pause the movie while watching to take in the home decor. Remember this house?
As it turns out, while the outside is a real house in California, the inside is an elaborate movie set which apparently cost a million dollars to build!
I actually have the living room/entryway shot a screensaver... to keep my design goals in view.
|Front Gates... Wait, is that seriously a lemon tree on the right?|
|So opulent... with the grey floors, the archway, the beams, and the color scheme. Each object here holds beauty.|
|The cream furniture, the chocolate curtains, the ample seating, the brightness... aaahhhhh.|
|...The Gloriously Huge Kitchen.|
|The dining room -- Not sure we see it in the movie -- But check out the climbing vines outside the french doors.|
|The luxe bedroom (with those blackout drapes at the touch of a button)... sigh..|
|Majestic Stairway - Grey floors, seagrass runner, awesome art.|
|Massive crystalline pool, Climbing vines, outdoor paradise. Need I say more?|
|Ooooohhhh the soaker tub in the middle of the room.|
|Okay, this is just not fair.|
|Cozy reading nook in the bedroom. Yes, please!|
|Even the hallway is gorgeous. The beams! The lanterns! The oversize planters with pretty greenery! The windows! The grey floors! The nice black piece! Why??|
You be the judge.
Click here to see our Before Photos, taken the day we got the keys to the front door.