pull up your bootstraps

I mentioned yesterday that watching Mildred Pierce was a highlight of my weekend.  I mean that in every way.  I hadn't given the show much thought until I heard the NPR interview, which left me curious.  I'm so glad I gave it a chance, because it's really stuck, leaving me eager for more.

Kate Winslet is incredible as Mildred Pierce.  The character suits her well, not to mention she looks rather beautiful in her 1930s get-up.  The story is captivating, empowering and tragic.  One that grips you with lust, pride and a mix of other emotions, and then jolts you back to reality in an instant.

I'm feeling quite determined now, ready to pull up my bootstraps and make my goals a reality.

Needless to say, I'm intrigued and I'll be back for more.  Have you seen it or plan on watching it?

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Anonymous,  March 29, 2011 at 3:02 AM  

I absolutely adore Kate Winslet. I have heard of this, but being in Italy I havent had the chance to see it yet.

marissa from the boot March 29, 2011 at 3:40 AM  

it's getting really good reviews! and i hear that it has some amazing pie eye-candy!

isabelle March 29, 2011 at 6:41 AM  

great blog


Heart Charlie March 29, 2011 at 7:46 AM  

I can't wait to see this movie!

Brandi {not your average ordinary} March 29, 2011 at 8:10 AM  

I recently saw a commercial for it, and love Kate Winslet already so was planning to check it out eventually. But now that you've recommended it too, I'll move a little faster on that!

wishful nals March 29, 2011 at 8:43 AM  

i've never even heard of this -- but it sounds like quite a gem! :)

Melanie's Randomness March 29, 2011 at 8:54 AM  

Ooo now I know what I want to watch next. Kate Winslet never disappoints. She looks perfect in the 30's costume. I really want to see this!!

Melanie's Randomness

Kristen March 29, 2011 at 9:47 AM  

I love Kate, so I'm sure I would like it a lot! I will have to check it out!

Gabriella {sensiblyluxe} March 29, 2011 at 10:05 AM  

Adore Kate Winslet. Plan to see it as soon as I can scrounge up some time.

jillian :: cornflake dreams. March 29, 2011 at 10:16 AM  

oo kate winslet is my favorite! i need to check this out :) xoxo jcd:: enter to win my jewelry giveaway !!

Tee, Passports and Postcards March 29, 2011 at 10:23 AM  

I've been hearing great things about this mini series. I'm going to start watching it soon.

Ashley March 29, 2011 at 10:48 AM  

I love Kate Winslet! I have heard only wonderful reviews from this! So sad I missed the debut. I cant wait to see it! <3

audrey marie March 29, 2011 at 10:58 AM  

havent seen this yet - will have to add it to the netflix que!

la petite coquine March 29, 2011 at 1:03 PM  

It's on my list of must-watch's, but John's affection for Walker, Texas Ranger has made it hard to introduce any new shows!

Diana Mieczan March 29, 2011 at 1:28 PM  

After reading your post I cant wait to see the movie. I love Kate Winslet and she is so wonderful! Cant wait!! Happy Tuesday, darling

♡Shayla♡ March 29, 2011 at 2:27 PM  

can I just quickly say, how happy it makes me to find your comments on my post.. ?

you are the sweetest. one of my favorites. <3

classiq March 30, 2011 at 3:43 AM  

I'm wondering whether there is any connection with the Mildred Pierce movie from 1945 starring Joan Crawford. I loved that one and I'm also curious about this one. Kate is truly a talented actress. Ada

Tiffany from HOLIDAY March 30, 2011 at 3:58 AM  

ooohhh...i have it recorded and hope to watch it soon. thanks for the NPR link...will have to check that out, too!

rebecca March 30, 2011 at 8:26 AM  

never seen it. but i love kate winslet of course. i started watching glee from the beginning. naturaly, i'm hooked.

Marissa March 30, 2011 at 9:59 AM  

When did this movie come out? I totally missed it? And is that Johnnie Depp? Seems impossible I'd miss out on a Johnnie Depp movie!

Pistachio March 30, 2011 at 10:47 AM  

I wish that I had HBO I would love to see this version. Will have to wait for netflix.

Marie April 1, 2011 at 1:20 PM  

I like Kate and I will surely watch this!:D

***** Marie *****

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