Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is based on a novel by Jonathan Safran Foer... the premise is that an 11-year-old boy is on an elaborate, epic quest of a scavenger hunt throughout New York, based on the idea that his father (who died in 9/11) set it up for him. Sandra Bullock (heyyy, Texas girl!) and Tom Hanks (my fav) star as the kid's parents. I'd give it 4/5 stars, I think... I'm a sucker for the 9/11 storylines (even when critics think they're overplayed), but as cute as the kid is (he was the Jeopardy kids winner), his level of precociousness is just a little too extreme. I liked it more than I thought I would... lots of tears. I wish I'd have read the book before I saw the movie, because I'm not sure I'll read it now (I tend to not read the novels if I see their movies first).
The Vow is the latest sugary sweet, perfectly-timed-for-Valentine's-Day, chick-flick-slash-date-night film. I really don't think I need to delve too much into describing this one--four words: Channing Tatum. Rachel McAdams. The background juice on this one is that these two are hitched, and Rach loses her short term memory in a car accident. Channing has to fight through his heartache and her overbearing parents' attempts to commandeer Rach's life plan. I was expecting a little more, but I enjoyed it... maybe 3/5 stars. I love me some Rachel McAdams though.
Have you seen any good movies lately? What about either of these two?