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Sunday, July 17, 2005

Movies for a Rainy Day

Pretty much watched movies all weekend which is my favorite thing to do on a rainy day besides......well, that's a private blog.
Ok, so some quick reviews on the movies I saw

Not your typical love story although most people will be able to relate. Basically it is about a guy who wants to erase all the memories of his ex-girlfriend from his mind......or at least he thinks he does.
I cannot stand Jim Carey yet liked him in this role. Kate Winslet was amazing as usual and played a very quirky character which shows her amazing range of acting. This movie was good, a little creepy at times but, overall I enjoyed it.
Also in the movie were Kristen Durst and Mark Ruffalo who I absolutely adore.

WEIGHT OF THE WATER - Rating B - Very Good
This movie was a surprise. I had never heard of it. I basically rented it because Sean Penn was in it and I'd watch BARNEY THE PURPLE DINOSAUR if Sean Penn was in that. It also stars Elizabeth Hurley, Josh Lucas and a stunning performance by Canadian Actress Sarah Polley. This was based on the book by Anita Shreve who also wrote THE PILOT. This movie is incredible. This is about a woman who becomes obsessed with a murder that happened a century ago. I don't want to give anything away but, I will tell you that hubby and I BOTH agreed it was fantastic. Ever see a movie and think "That would be a great book" - This is it....and I have never read the book.

FINDING NEVERLAND - Rating B minus - Very Good
Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet.....great movie. I have truthfully never really been a fan of little boys and I adored the ones in this movie. The movie is based on the true story of the man who created PETER PAN and how he came up with the story. This movie touched me. I have never read PETER PAN.....and it touched me. Wonderful acting and a lovely story.

MY LIFE WITHOUT ME - Rating B plus - WOW, This was great
Stars Sarah Polley and Mark Ruffalo (So coincidental since I did not read who was in this movie) Also Deborah Harry (Blondie) is in this. What a wonderful movie! The premise of this one is a 24 year old woman of two little girls who lives in a trailer in her mom's backyard with her husband - finds out she has two months to live. The twist is... she chooses not to tell anyone. She makes a list of all the things she needs and wants to do before she dies.....and sets out to do them. This movie was spectacular! Really makes you think about life. Death. Everything.

THIS GIRL'S LIFE - Rating C plus- Good
This movie was about a porn star. A porn star who is caring for her father who has parkinsons. A porn star who is trying to meet a decent guy not in the industry to date. This movie is a tad bit graphic due to it's subject but, nonetheless unlike porn it has a distinct, well scripted storyline!!! So those of you expecting a pizza guy to show up.......ain't going to happen.
The film is well done and has the effect it intended to. The main character "Moon" is completely humanized and you find you are not judging her at all. Afterall, a job is a job. Some jobs are wonderful and we enjoy what we do......some jobs are nasty. This shows all sides of things. The woman in the movie is Juliette Marquis and she
is a great actress. James Woods plays her dad and does an outstanding job.

Normally when I have these mini moviethons I only rave about one or two tops out of the group. We had a good weekend as we enjoyed ALL OF these. Nothing beats a movie on a rainy day ESPECIALLY when it stirs up emotions, makes you re-think things and leaves you satiated in terms of entertainment.

Who needs an oscar??



Blogger Bernadette said...

When I'm depressed and feel like watching a 'it's okay to cry movie while you are laughing...', I love to watch "French Kiss". That scene at the very very end of the movie when he kisses her and how he holds her so tight when he does...sigh...what more do I need to say.

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