It’s March now, and that means we’re slowly but surely inching towards spring, but winter is not over yet! Doesn’t it seem like time around the end of winter passes more slowly? When we’re stuck inside, hiding from the seemingly endless gray days, cuddling up in a blanket with a cup of tea and a good movie on the TV helps the time pass faster.
So in this edition of “Get to Know Jeeah and Kourtney,” we’re going to talk about our favorite comfort movies.
There’s one movie that I always go back to during wintertime, which is “Love Letter,” a Shunji Iwai’s classic. I’m not sure why I was so drawn to this movie. Maybe it’s because it’s about innocent first love experienced in adolescence years (even though I was not quite that age when this movie was first released), or maybe it’s because of the beautiful depiction of Hokkaido’s lovely wintry scene. The soundtrack is also quite exceptional in its simplicity and tenderness. I just fell in love with the whole thing when I first saw it on VHS back in the day that I would always check it out from my local library when it’s snowing outside.
There’s nothing better than watching a movie that touches you in some way regardless of your age that makes you want to watch it over and over again. Timeless quality.
Musicals are my favorite pick-me-up movies. I spent a lot of my childhood traveling in the car and singing along to musical soundtracks, so they always take me back to those vacations and times with my family. My all-time favorite is Newsies. While it’s not the greatest movie of all time, the story of underdogs overcoming impossible odds, the catchy songs, and just the overall enthusiasm of the movie always lifts up my spirits.
I love this movie so much that I drove all the way to NYC to see the musical on Broadway, and that version has become my new favorite. I’m so glad it’s on Netflix now.