Wow, I have not posted here for a long time.
It is the month of Elul and a long holiday weekend. How about getting a video or streaming a less than completely serious film that takes on a High Holy Day-related theme? Here are some ideas, and feel free to post a comment with any of yours.
Groundhog Day -- an obnoxious TV personality is trapped in the same day over and over again, and tries to figure out how to live that day right (Bill Murray, Andy McDowell)
Mr. Destiny – a middle manager with a mid-life crisis experiences what he would have gained – and lost – had he gotten the big hit during a baseball game on his 15th birthday (Jim Belushi)
Heaven Can Wait (remake) -- a football player tries to live out his dream in another person's body and life, when an angel mistakenly takes him out of his own (Warren Beatty, Julie Christie)
Fifty First Dates – an oceanographer falls in love with a woman who, because of a car accident, cannot remember anything new from one day to the next, so he creates a video “book of her life” she watches every new day (Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind -- after a fight, two lovers each hire a firm to erase all memories of the other from their brains (Kate Winslet, Jim Carrey)
The Adjustment Bureau -- a rising political star tries to find the woman he met by chance, while the Adjustment Bureau responds to his every move to try to prevent him from deviating from "The Plan" (Matt Damon, Emily Blunt)
Sliding Doors -- two alternate but related versions of the same life, after a person makes or misses a train (Gwinneth Paltrow, John Hannah)
Minority Report – in the not-so-distant future, murderers are arrested before they can commit their crimes, but one police officer acts when he is accused of a crime he may not be destined to commit (Tom Cruise)