January 27, 2010

Favorite Movie - The Magic of Ordinary Days

This Saturday, January 30th at 8:00 p.m. - Eastern Standard Time on CBS, the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie "The Magic of Ordinary Days" will be airing.  This is one of the movies on my favorites list and you must watch it.  I rented it on Netflix two years ago and then I bought it. 

The movie stars Keri Russell and Skeet Ulrich.  This love story unfolds during World War II.  Livy (Keri Russell) becomes pregnant by a soldier and her minister father arranges for her to marry a man, Ray, (Skeet Ulrich) that she has never met.  The movie begins with Livy being sent on a train far from home.  She is picked up at a train station by an elderly minister that has helped to arrange the marriage.   Livy meets Ray for the first time minutes before they are wed and then finds herself living on a remote farm far from her family.  Also, Livy is college educated and was working on her masters degree at the time she became pregnant.  Ray is a beet farmer. 

Livy doesn't plan on staying for long, only to give her baby legitimacy within the marriage.  BUT -- she didn't plan on falling in love with Ray.  Mare Winningham stars as Ray's sister.  This is a very brief synopsis of the movie.  It is a definite must see.  Best part is that you can watch it with your daughter. 

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