Ask me to recommend movies about musicians, easy. Ask me to recommend movies about writers, even simpler. Ask me to recommend movies about actors, I could do that. Ask me to list movies about dancers, I could do that in my sleep as well! Ask me to share movies about painters, and will sit in silence and contemplate on how limited my choices are. Granted, I know quite a few movies about painters, yet I have not seen those movies – and hence this vague list of movies about painters.
Musicals are the kind of genre I sometimes love, other times hate. Across the Universe luckily fell into the category of the former – The Beatles might have had something to do with it. While the bigger story is the love story, there is just a tiny little aspect of one of our main characters being an artist. And though the movie doesn’t really discuss painting, Across the Universe does have a lot to do with artistry in general.
Though a little more to do with painters, Prime mostly tells a story of a 40-something woman who suddenly finds herself attracted to a young painter, who’s mother is her psychoanalyst. As far as romantic comedies go, Prime is pretty darn entertaining and Bryan Greenberg looks great. Plus, even though Prime is one of the few movie roles Meryl Streep hasn’t been nominated for an Oscar, she still shines as the mother who has to hear about her son’s sex life from one of her patients.
Alright, this recommendation I’m the most proud of because this actually features art throughout the movie. Not only is the mother of our main character a photographer, the daughter herself soon finds her way to art by becoming an artist/painter. By creating art she uses it as a coping mechanism and as an emotional outlet. This is one of my all time favourite drama movies featuring some great performances by wonderful actresses, that should be talked about more.
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