30 Day Film Challenge: Day 2

Question: The film with the place you’d most like to live and what makes it so special?

The Beach (2000)

A scene from THE BEACH (2000)

Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss – excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.

Because I fell in love with Thailand, it’s people & amazing scenery – Lyn Slatter

Lovely and tranquil, although don’t fancy the trek to get there! – Claire Dawes

Daily excitement due to dodging drug farmers like you’re in a ‘Nam movie, plenty to do if you just want to relax, a simpler, more beautiful life with a worldwide community of oddballs who hopefully won’t all go crazy and turn on you. And all the fish you can eat, even a bit of shark if you’re feeling brave!
– Peter Turner

I would love to live here because it is paradise. You would have all you need with food from the sea and would be so quiet and loads to do to keep you busy and entertained – Ben Hall

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Boyhood (2014)

A scene from Richard Linklater's Boyhood

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. StarringEthan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting.

Suburban Texas. I was an inch to actually moving there but alas it wasn’t to be. There’s something so friendly and relaxed about the place. Room to breathe. Room to move. And for an added bonus (for me anyway) my best friend lives there so it would be amazing to just pop whenever I wanted instead of having to save for months to see her for a month. – Stuart Wren

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Gattaca (1997)

Ethan Hawke in GATTACA

In the not-too-distant future, a less-than-perfect man wants to travel to the stars. Society has categorized Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke) as less than suitable given his genetic make-up and he has become one of the underclass of humans that are only useful for menial jobs. To move ahead, he assumes the identity of Jerome Morrow (Jude Law), a perfect genetic specimen who is a paraplegic as a result of a car accident. With professional advice, Vincent learns to deceive DNA and urine sample testing. Just when he is finally scheduled for a space mission, his program director is killed and the police begin an investigation, jeopardizing his secret.

OK it is not idyllic, but the possibility to predict our weaknesses and potential illnesses from our DNAs is so dreamlike, still reachable idea with science.
– Krisztina Radi

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It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)


An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

Bedford Falls in crumbling ramshackle old house that I’d slowly rebuild until I became the richest man in town – Derek McLelland

The town of Bedford falls would be a great place to live. Such good neighbors – Ronald Earthy

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Local Hero (1983)

A scene from LOCAL HERO (1983)

An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don’t go as expected.

Local hero, especially if Denis Lawson was the pub landlord still. Always loved that single post box on the harbour – Christine Barrass

Scottish secluded spot as in LOCAL HERO – Sabaratnam Mahendran

A place to live? When I look at most of my favourite films I find that most of them involve places I would, at best. only like to visit briefly (Lawrence of Arabia) or at worst avoid completely (Alien) . Local Hero is the one that stands out as an exception. Gorgeous coastal scenery, entertaining locals and just a gentle aura of magic in the air – Neil Fenby

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Mamma Mia! (2008)

Mamma Mia!

Set on a colorful Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A young woman (Amanda Seyfried) about to be married discovers that any one of three men could be her father. She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother, Donna (Meryl Streep), who was once the lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos. In the meantime, Donna has invited her backup singers, Rosie and Tanya.

I love Greece! I worked there a few years ago and the beaches are beautiful. – Nicola Sian Clark

The islands where they filmed [are] unbelieveable !! Filmed in Greece in Skopelos , Skiathos and Damouhari Pelion . I need to go, on my bucket list!!
– Clare Cleaver

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Pride & Prejudice (2005)

A scene from PRIDE & PREJUDICE (2005)

Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?

I would like to live at Pemberley… Who wouldn’t want to look at that view and live the life of the gentry? – Sharon Milner

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