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I too love so much Life doesn t end with the happily ever after drive off into the sunset of movies and this story explores the what next aspect of storytelling NetGalley I read this as my C author book for my A Z of romances I thought from the blurb and cover it was chicklit and I suppose it was in some ways but really I m not exactly sure how I d catergorise it It wasn t as funny as most chicklit nor was it as romantic as I expected The book s heroine is Arden a 48 year old who s suffered through an abusive relationship and come out the other side only barely She is visiting a friend in hospital when she spies her first and last love in one of the beds This of course stirs up the memories of their time together and we get to read about their relationship via flashbacksMac was A LECTURER AND ARDEN A UNIVERSITY STUDENT WHEN THEY lecturer and Arden a university student when they an affair and considering they ve not seen each other in about 30 years the reader realises how the flashbacks will pan out pretty early on Mac taught film and throughout their romance he and Arden watch and discuss a list of movies which would be featured in his lectures hence the title I loved reading about the movies Most I ve seen they re famous movies nothing obscure Mac s theme for the movies is the way women are depicted in each I did enjoy reading Mac and Arden s take on whether there s anything feminist about the likes of Fatal Attraction or Pretty Woman I m not sure I agreed with all their views but they were a fun part of the bookThe flashbacks also help Arden realise she can be strong enough to live her Life The Way She Wants the way she wants now her abusive ex is out of her life and that perhaps she might get another chance at a romance that doesn t end badly So on paper the book sounds like a winner ButI ve been trying to put my finger on exactly what is wrong with You Me and the Movies *and I think my biggest beef is the fact there s no *I think my biggest beef is the fact there s no hero I started reading the book thinking the hero was Mac but into the mix came James Mac s neighbour who also starts visiting Mac in hospital A minor issue was Arden s age Okay I loved her age 48. Years ago charismatic Film Studies lecturer Mac Bartley Thomas who is lying in a bed on the same wardSuffering from a brain injury and unable to converse all Mac can utter is short references to the famous films he and Arden once watched together back when she was a student and they conducted their affair Casablanca Bonni. Almost the same as me And yet she never really seemed to act that age She doesn t act like a teenager but I always had the feeling she and her friends seemed to be in their 30s I also had the Dilemma Of Mac S Age I Couldn of Mac s age I couldn uite work out how old he was supposed to be in the now scenes The book is sad and dramatic at times but I wasn t really moved by it unfortunately It also had touches of feminism and empowerment but nothing that made me punch the air in triumph I must admit I was enjoying the book much in the beginning and it was around the 50% mark that I became restless with it It felt long but when I checked it was only around 350 pages so Not a good sign I guess everything was a little average and that was the problem Average rating of 3 out of 5 Bizarrely I saw a review for this book imagine One Day with movies One Day is my favourite book and that review made me need this book in my life When will I learn these beautiful plain cover books can smash your heart make you ugly cry and leave you broken I have been swept up in these pages it s all been so vivid theres not a character I didnt bond with root for feel for I ve been swept away by giddiness and punched so hard in the stomach I m not sure when I m going to get over it One Day in the stomach I m not sure when I m going to get over it One Day me crying for days I m writing this review days after finishing and I m still *upset You me and the movies and music books long summer *You me and the movies and music books long summer and rainy nights happiness hope youth first loves friendships the future the past middle age bad decisions and utter utter sadness And I d read it again I will read it again I will read it again and again even though it s going to hurtI m 100% sure this will be my book of the year the book that may me cry the hardest the book that I read with a weird sad hopeful smile until it smacked me round the face the book that took me way longer to read than necessary because I could not see the words through my tears the book that now sits beside One Day and Charlotte Street my all time favourite reads Thank you Fiona Collins you ve broken me but that ourney that story those movies made it worth it. E and Clyde Some Like It Hot and These movies spark both bittersweet memories of their passionate relationship and the potential for a reflective Arden to finally fulfil the promise of her younger self And in the course of her visits to Mac she starts to reconnect with the world in a way that she didn’t think was possibl. .

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You Me and the MoviesI loved this book It s such a great premise and the characters were wonderfully drawn I was at university around the same time as Arden and so many memories the characters were wonderfully drawn I was at university around the same time as Arden and so many memories back when I read the book not only the clothes and music and movies but also the feelings of a young woman let loose on the world She is a fantastic character And Mac well I know Arden shouldn t have gone there but I couldn t blame her at all This And Mac well I know Arden shouldn t have gone there but I couldn t blame her at all This a book which would make a great Richard Curtis movie it s feel good and poignant and very very funny A different kind of a story with a sprinkle of romance nostalgia happiness and sadness Just like life The story spanned the past and the present and made way for the possibility of a future Arden had an affair with a professor Mac who was a classic movie buff Cut to the present time she saw a man on the hospital bed who resembled Mac He had a stroke and aphasia and could talk only in phrases All of them were from the movies he saw with Arden during their short affair My first book by Fiona Collins it was fun to read the present and get the visuality of the past through Arden s memories I loved how the author showed me happiness and visuality of the past through Arden s memories I loved how the author showed me happiness and for the old classics There was something so special when the characters remembered the dialogues I got to see the kaleidoscope of their life together in all colors The author s writing made me smile and emotions gathered in me when I learned about Arden s life in the present uite a contrast from the effervescent girl she was I loved how the author got her out of the shell slowly down the pages and I got to see the woman who had found her oie de vivre All shades of life were sensitively dealt with by the author There was much to smile about some to cry and frown But it was all about letting go of past and living life completely in the present finding the small oys in life I can t begin to say how much I LOVED this book It had me laughing falling in love and ultimately crying The agony that is first love was very convincingly written and I was there with them in their private screening room watching the classic movies that. He only speaks in movie references but they make her remember everythingAfter a marriage which threatened her entire sense of self Arden Hall is divorced doing a lacklustre ob and living a uiet rather unexciting life But one day visiting a friend in a London hospital she suddenly re encounters her former lover from thirty. .

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