I love them.
I watched a couple growing up and found them interesting, but now that I take my writing seriously they have much more meaning to me. It is fascinating for me to watch the personal journeys of writers and how their experiences influenced their work. It encourages me. Here are some of my all-time favs:
The perfect role for Renee Zellweger (in my opinion!). I grew up with her stories. The music and scenery in this movie is delicious in itself.
It’s sad, I know. But there is so much goodness too!
Okay, this one’s cheating a little bit. Jo March isn’t a real person. But I love it all the same. I didn’t relate to her as a child, but I find myself relating to her more as an adult. I will also grant that the book has some more scenes and details about her journey as a writer. But part of me loves the scenes with Friedrich where he is unimpressed with her writing and it offends her, but pushes her to do better!
A bit sad, and not nearly as romantic as “Becoming Jane,” but it felt very honest.
If I were to extend this list to films about writing…I would probably include:
Paris, When It Sizzles
Midnight in Paris
and probably even
Anne of Green Gables
But there is something about watching the life of the author of stories that I know…
Anyone else have any good ones??