Friday, May 09, 2008

Movies

Yeah, I'm apparently going to post a million times today.

We have finished a bunch of Netflix movies lately, and I realized it's been a while since I updated my movie list. . . So, here you go.

Jane Austen Book Club
I read this book before I saw the movie. I felt pretty much the same way about the movie that I did about the book. It was OK. Not great, but OK. The cast was good, but the screenplay was weak. And I'm fairly sure I wouldn't have cast it the way they did. . . The Jane Austen thing is really quite secondary to the plot, so if you're looking for something reflective of the ultimate girliness of Jane, this probably isn't the one for you.


Fierce People
I really didn't like this. It had good moments, but just moments. It also had some REALLY bizarre moments. And some icky moments. And some downright confusing moments. Don't waste your time on this one. . .

I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With
I really wanted to love this. The preview made it look so charming. A sweet chick movie with some less typical cast members. I should have known it would be more like Curb Your Enthusiasm. And if you love that show, you may love this movie. I don't, so I didn't.


Lars And the Real Girl
And the bright spot. This movie starts out a little slow, a little odd. . . but it sneaks up on you. I was crying by the end. It's definitely independent in feel, but it is so sweet and so charming. Also, Ryan Gosling is a genius. Rent this one. Watch it.

4 comments:

Jen @ Daily Mish Mash said...

Love Ryan G. I really enjoyed Lars and thought he should have been nominated for something for his performance this year.

Can't wait for Mamma Mia too!

too_intensified said...

I loved this movie! I was a little surprised while watching it, because the trailers make it look like a romantic comedy, but it is much more indie, and much more sad! My heart just HURT for him the whole time. This may be my favorite Ryan Gosling performance and I was so frustrated when Johnny Depp got nominated last year instead of Ryan (no offense if you were a big fan of him in Sweeney...) I just thought Ryan's performance was so moving, and so subtle. Glad you watched it, I know so few people who did!

emily said...

"Lars and the Real Girl"? Really? I never wanted to see this flick...
But I nearly ALWAYS agree with your critiques... So... hmm...

Maybe I'll have to give it a chance!

melray1134 said...

I LOVED Lars and the Real Girl. Good call!