the magic of ordinary days

the year: 2005

the genre: drama

the cast: Keri Russell (Livy Dunne); Skeet Ulrich (Ray Singleton); Mare Winningham (Martha)

the plot: After she becomes pregnant by a soldier departing for WWII, Livy Dunne, the wealthy, pampered daughter of a Denver minister, is forced to abandon her hopes of becoming an archeologist. To shield her from further scandal, Livy's father ships her off to a remote town and arranges her marriage to shy farmer Ray Singleton. 

don't miss: Livvy's friendship with two well-educated Japanese American women, Florence "Flory" and Rose Umahara, who are at a nearby internment camp.

listen for: "Moths rest with their wings spread. Butterflies with their wings together. And more often moths have protective colorings so they blend in. Butterflies are bold!"

did you know: the movie is based on a novel of the same name by Ann Howard Creel.


Scott said...

I have got to get one of those hats. I'm pretty sure it was the hat that won over the wealthy, pampered daughter of a Denver minister.

Now if only we could combine that hat, with the black glasses of the not-so-ugly duckling from the last post!

Millie Motts said...

If you have the hat and add the glasses, you're right! You come up with Johnny Depp!

J&C Hale family said...

Thanks for a fun date night. What a fun movie!