Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The '40's on Tuesday // #5 // The Magic of Ordinary Days // Movie Review

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The Magic of Ordinary Days...what's that?
It is a movie that I watched 3 times in the span of 3-4 days of renting it. Yup! 3 times! That's how good it was!

Starring: Keri Russell, Skeet Ulrich, Mare Winningham, Tania Gunadi, Gwendoline Yeo, and others.

Cinematography: Good for 2005.

Actors for the parts: Very good.

Would I watch it again? Yes.

More than once? Yes.

Official Rating: I couldn't find it. I can tell you it is a Hallmark movie, though.

My Movie Rating: PG is what I rate it, except for the fact they show the girl's water breaking (being honest). Still, this movie is on my favorites list!

Story Plot: Original from what I can tell.
The year is 1944. Livy Dunn(e) is pregnant, and her preacher father sends her away to be married to a farmer, Ray Singleton, in the middle of nowhere, to prevent birth out of wedlock. Leaving her dreams, and her home, Livy travels by train to another part of the state of Colorado to meet and marry Ray Singleton—a complete stranger.
Ray Singleton is full of kindness, forgiveness, and love for both Livy and her baby, but Livy isn't as ready for that yet. Livy copes with her new life, but inside she still wishes—until she finally finds something else—happiness, love, and a new look at life.
Also, in Livy's journey, she befriends two Japanese girls, Florie and Rose, who work Ray's farm. I personally liked this addition to the story. It shows that not every single Japanese-American during World War II was living completely without freedom. But it does not ignore the simple facts of their struggles and freedoms that were taken away, but it does not pound the girls into the ground, if you know what I mean.
So with all of these new surroundings, Livy finds herself surrounded by love, and a journey of accepting things to be different—and letting herself love.

Story Speed: Good. Not too fast, but not too long, either.

Balance: It was a fine balance. I enjoyed it very much. It was like stepping into someone's real life--into a situation that is not like every other movie.
This is: An excellent movie that I think you should watch. It could be a family movie, for an older family (12-13+ in my opinion). Know that it isn't really an action movie, but more an everyday life love story. :)

Things to be Cautioned of: Though none of the scenes are inappropriate, The story is about a girl who got pregnant before she was married. They do not show the birth of the baby, but they do show her water breaking. Livy also writes a lieutenant behind Ray's back.

My Overall Personal Rating: 5 out of 5 stars. You should definitely watch this movie.

Would you like more info?
You can see more about this movie at: Hallmark Channel and Wikipedia. Also, if you want reviews, you can visit Amazon.

Thanks for tuning in!


  1. This movie sounds sooo good! I had heard about it and wanted to watch it (because it's WWII and it sounds amazing :D) but I wasn't sure about the content. Thanks for the review, Amy! Glad to hear it's clean! I'll be picking it up soon and giving it a try. :)


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